1 Kings 3:9
"So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?"
Solomon referred to himself as a servant king as he was to take the throne of his father, David. God had appeared to Solomon in a dream and said,
"Ask what you wish for Me to give you."
We see in our scripture reference how Solomon responded. Read 10-15 to see God’s response. It is worth your time.
If God said the same thing to you this morning, what would you answer? I had to search my own heart for a response that would be pleasing to the Lord.
Solomon understood he was a servant of the King first, and then He was to serve His people. As I look at leaders today it is opposite of Biblical leadership. The King of Kings told his disciples,
"It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant."
This was told to them as they argued over who was greatest among themselves.
As we approach the election of a president for this great nation, my prayer for our next president became Solomon’s wise prayer that pleased God, and it was granted. Please join me this morning in asking God this request for ourselves as individuals and for our next president. We are a people desperate to return to the ways of God which are so much higher than our own.
In His love.
My Mom and myself taking a breather at the Southeastern Primitive Rendezvous in Yadkinville, NC. A fun afternoon!