“May the Lord give you discretion and understanding when he puts you in command over Israel, so that you may keep the law of the Lord your God.” 1 Chronicles 22:12.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: 1 Chronicles 22-24, and 1 Thessalonians 3.
David offered this blessing for Solomon, his young son.
Solomon would be succeeding David as ruler.
How we all need the qualities David prayed that Solomon would have; discretion and understanding.
Our lives are filled with decision making. We must get our choices right. But how do we know what choice to make?
The starting point in our lives must be with God. We must be close to Him in every way possible. Then when a decision is to be made, I already have Him onboard in my life. His thoughts are more likely to be my thoughts in that arrangement.
Sometimes “right” and “wrong,” are clear. Sometimes not. However, if I am close to Him, I believe that the “right” things will be more obvious.
“Lord, I need You full-time in my life. Apart from You I will mess things up. I beg for Your correction in my life. Get my attention so that I will stay close to You. Bless me, I beg, as David did Solomon. I need discretion. I need understanding. Have Your Way with me, Father.”
We need God-given help to live right.