1 Kings 4:29-34; Job 12:13; Psalm 19:7-11, 119:97-102; Proverbs 3:5-8; Romans 4:17; Ephesians 3:7-10; James 1:5
“For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.”
Solomon is at the beginning of his reign when we see him in this passage. He is continuing the work that his father, David, began. His obedience to God is apparent when God appears to Solomon in a dream. God tells Solomon to ask for anything and God will give it to him. Solomon’s understanding of who God is and the task that is at hand is evident in his request. He asks, not for wealth or fame, but for wisdom that he might govern God’s people rightly. God blesses Solomon with wisdom and then later also gives him wealth, honor, and fame.
God Is Known – God Gives Wisdom
God does not hide His existence from humanity. Although sin has broken our relationship with God, He still reveals himself to us in many ways. He reveals Himself through His creation, through His Word, the Bible, and through Jesus His Son coming to earth as a man. Jesus is the image of the invisible God, and He lived on earth as a man, experiencing the world just like we do. Not only is God known by us, but He gives us wisdom to know Him. Wisdom is taking truths about God’s Word and applying them in our daily lives. Because God has revealed Himself, we can know who He is, who we are, how creation reflects His glory, and how we are to live for Him.
Every child should know that:
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