June 8

1 Kings 3:3-4:34; Acts 6:1-15; Psalm 126:1-6; Proverbs 16:26-27

God asks Solomon an unusual question: “What do you want? Ask, and I will give it to you!” God gave Solomon a blank check. Do you know what Solomon asked for? Well, he didn’t ask for wealth, power, or prestige. He asked for wisdom so that he could lead God’s people properly. What an unselfish request!!

You see, God always has more than us in mind when he blesses us. Solomon rose to great power but it wasn’t so that he could enjoy all the trappings of success. God wanted Solomon to be a blessing to the people he governed. He definitely needed God’s help. That’s why he asked for wisdom.

If God were to come to you and ask you that kind of question, how would you respond? Would you ask for things for you? If you could get anything from God, would you sincerely desire in your heart something that would bless those around you instead of you? This is the qualifying question. Because Solomon didn’t ask for selfish desires, God said He would grant his request and give Solomon great wealth.

In your heart, desire to be a blessing to others more than to yourself and watch God take care of you at a superior level! He is well able to do it if your heart is right!

Tomorrow’s Reading: 1 Kings 5:1-6:38; Acts 7:1-29; Psalm 127:1-5; Proverbs 16:28-30

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