2 Chronicles 1:8-12; Solomon said to God, “You were very kind to my father David when you allowed me to rule on his throne after him. 9 Now, Lord God, continue to keep your promise to my father David. You made me king over so many people that they are like the dust of the earth. 10 Now give me wisdom and knowledge so that I can lead these people in the right way. No one could rule this great nation without your help.”
11 God said to Solomon, “You have the right attitude. You did not ask for long life and riches for yourself. You did not ask for the death of your enemies. You asked for the wisdom and knowledge so that you can make the right decisions. 12 So I will give you wisdom and knowledge, but I will also give you wealth, riches, and honor. No king who lived before you has ever had so much wealth and honor, and no king in the future will have as much wealth and honor.”
How often have we come to God asking for everything but what we need; wisdom and knowledge. We could be poor as a church mouse and come to God asking for wisdom and He would give it to us. That wisdom would get us out of the situation we’re in and into a wealthy place. Don’t get me wrong, wealth is not all about money and treasures, but without it, you can’t do the things God intended for you to do. So wisdom is the most valuable gift.
Where does knowledge come in? Knowledge gives us the ability to apply wisdom. You may have an idea that could be another revenue stream, but without knowledge, you won’t know how to get it off the ground. God has a vast supply of both and is just waiting for His people to ask Him for them. He said that we have not because we ask not, ask LARGELY that your joy may be full. I don’t know about you, but I need these power twins at work in my life today.
Father, today I ask for wisdom and knowledge. More than enough to get me through today, I need You everyday of my life. Help me to have discernment, to know what to do with the ideas you give me. To trust in You and Your ways not me and mine. Every time I become fearful of stepping out in faith and doing what You show me to do, may I remember to trust in Your abilities and not my own. I love You, Lord. I just want to be a good and faithful servant, to serve you well on the earth. If the only gift I have is encouraging others, may I do it with everything in me and please you. It’s in Your Name I ask this, Amen.