9 August 2021 – 1 Kings 3:5-9 (NIV)

Scripture

“At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” Solomon answered, “You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day. “Now, Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?””

Reflection

The wisdom which comes from God is so important that it should not lack in our life. “Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her” (Proverbs 3:15). Like Solomon, as Christians or children of God we also have the privilege to ask God for whatever we want, according to God’s will (1 John 5:14-15; John 15:7). If we lack wisdom, we should ask God who gives generously (James 1:5).

Thoughts for the day

  • What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • How can you apply this message in your current situation

Prayer

God who heals with pray for all medical professionals grant them strength and relief from the daily pressures and weariness. Grant them discernment in diagnosis and compassion after compassion. We make this our prayer:

“Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.” Jeremiah 32:17.

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Othniel David Dalla is the Foreign Students Ministry Leader at Shanghai Community Fellowship and a student at East China University of Science and Technology. He has been living in Shanghai since 2014.