Sunday, January 24, 2010

Bible in 90 Days - Day 24

This morning's reading (2 Samuel 23 through 1 Kings 7) went pretty quickly. By this time, David has died and Solomon has taken over the throne. There was a bit of intrigue over who had the right to become king after David, but David settled that issue right before he died.

I think that God asking Solomon what he wishes for is an interesting story. Nowhere else in the Bible, that I know of, has God telling someone "ask what I shall give thee" (1 Kings 3:5). Solomon could have asked for power, riches, or a long life. But instead he asks for wisdom!

Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?
1 Kings 3:9.

I don't know about anyone else, but I would have been tempted to request something for myself. I am a selfish person, if I want to be honest. I just hope that if God ever gives me the opportunity to ask Him for something, I will be able to ask for love or wisdom or patience. I already ask for those things but I struggle every day to be like God.


Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

I found you through Ann@His Grace to Me. I'm a fellow SDA and I love finding blogs of women who believe as I do!
I've often wanted to read the Bible in 90 days but have never attempted it. Blogging about it would be a good motivator!

Anna said...

Thank you for your prayer. I have done the same for you. Have a great week!