Friends in Christ

Home

Weekly Messages About Us Spiritual Practice Handouts
Facebook logo Friends in Christ on Facebook

Site Map

Contact Us

PicoSearch


Search this site



Friends in Christ Weekly Message
July 23, 2011

     One night while Solomon was in Gibeon, the LORD God appeared to him in a dream and said, “Solomon, ask for anything you want, and I will give it to you.”
     Solomon answered:
         My father David, your servant, was honest and did what you commanded. You were always loyal to him, and you gave him a son who is now king. LORD God, I'm your servant, and you've made me king in my father's place. But I'm very young and know so little about being a leader. And now I must rule your chosen people, even though there are too many of them to count.
         Please make me wise and teach me the difference between right and wrong. Then I will know how to rule your people. If you don't, there is no way I could rule this great nation of yours.
     God said:
         Solomon, I'm pleased that you asked for this. You could have asked to live a long time or to be rich. Or you could have asked for your enemies to be destroyed. Instead, you asked for wisdom to make right decisions. So I'll make you wiser than anyone who has ever lived or ever will live.
1 Kings 3:5-12 (CEV*)

When given the opportunity to ask for anything, Solomon did not ask for worldly riches or anything selfish. He asked for wisdom and discernment so he could serve God in the position given him.

What do we wish for? Are our wishes selfish and superficial, or do we wish for the attributes that will enable us to be a better servant in God's world? This is a good topic for self reflection.

Bill Samuel

* Contemporary English Version ©1995 American Bible Society.

©2011 Friends in Christ, Inc.

Previous Message

Go to previous message
Chronological list of messages

List of messages by scriptural references
Next Message

Go to next message

Friends in Christ, Inc.
701 King Farm Blvd. #134
Rockville, MD 20850-6168
E-mail fic@friendsinchrist.net

To subscribe to our weekly email messages, go to:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/fic-messages/join

Home . Weekly Message . Bible Study groups . Site Map
Values . Who We Are . What People Say About Us
Open Worship . Using the Bible. Silence
Jesus Prayer . St. Patrick's Breastplate
Contact Us . Support Us

Google
 
Web www.friendsinchrist.net
Document last modified on Saturday, 13-Aug-2011 19:36:56 EDT