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Thursday, May 16, 2024

God’s Wisdom

1 Kings 3:24-28

“24 So the king said, “Bring me a sword,” and they brought a sword before the king. 25 The king said, “Divide the living boy in two; then give half to the one, and half to the other.” 26 But the woman whose son was alive said to the king—because compassion for her son burned within her—“Please, my lord, give her the living boy; certainly do not kill him!” The other said, “It shall be neither mine nor yours; divide it.” 27 Then the king responded: “Give the first woman the living boy; do not kill him. She is his mother.” 28 All Israel heard of the judgment that the king had rendered; and they stood in awe of the king, because they perceived that the wisdom of God was in him, to execute justice.”

Solomon began to display God’s wisdom in his earthly judgments and everyone was in awe.  Solomon’s wisdom was to be the key to his success as the ruler of Israel.  

Wisdom, God’s wisdom, according to Proverbs, is the basis of human happiness.  “Happy is the man who finds wisdom and the man who gets understanding.”(Proverbs 3:13).  We can have vast knowledge of science, mathematics,  literature, music, etc.,  and still not be happy, unless we have God’s wisdom to accompany this knowledge.

Christian’s can receive God’s wisdom and understanding through the power of the Holy Spirit, if we live a life of prayer, worship, study, service, sacrifice and fellowship.

It is through these things that we will find God’s spirit, God’s wisdom, and true happiness.

May the love of Christ be with you,

Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)

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