What should I ask God for?

“That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, ‘Ask for whatever you want me to give you.’” 2 Chronicles 2:7.

“Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?”  2 Chronicles 2:10.

Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading; 1 Kings 3, 2 Chronicles 1, Psalm 78, and 2 Thessalonians 2.

I love the story that goes with these verses.

Would that the leaders of the US be given what Solomon was given!

I read Scripture and write about what I learn from it in this blog.  I am intent on finding applications.  Things I learn that I can hold myself accountable to.

I take today’s verses personally.  I desperately want to live the way God wants me to live.  How often I fail at it!  Why?  Because I’m lacking in one or both things (wisdom & knowledge) that Solomon asked for.

Both of those items MUST be in place.  Try one without the other and problems will be found.

My tendency is to do better in the “knowledge” part.  I get facts but don’t always react wisely to them.  Running through TV channels late at night is not spiritually healthy for me to do.  I know that as a fact but last night I didn’t have the wisdom I needed to not do it.  Deep dive into godless smut.

“Lord, fill me with You.  I beg for Your wisdom and knowledge as I try to live pleasing to You.  Forgive me for trusting myself in anything.  I desperately need You in all things.  Guide me.  Direct my path this day, I beg.  I love You, Lord.”

God gave Solomon wisdom and knowledge because he asked for it.  Won’t he do the same for you and I?


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