When you pray for something that God wants you to have, you get it. God loves to hand out supplies and tools that will help us achieve our God-given goals. He helped Solomon lead his people by giving him the wisdom he asked for.
According to 1 Kings 1:43-47, King David gave Solomon the royal throne, the king’s mule, and even the company of Benaiah who had been in charge of David’s bodyguard when Solomon became king. Even the royal officials were congratulatory. They prayed that Solomon’s name would be more famous than David’s. Solomon didn’t pray for fame or fortune. He prayed for wisdom.
Solomon was given the gift of wisdom, but we have access to that same wisdom because we have the same God.
This reminds me of Mark 13:11, “Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.” If you are obeying God and staying in close connection with him, it’s easier to allow God’s wisdom and words to come from your lips.
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