This Is the Season for Asking

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In 1 Kings 3:6 Solomon says, “You have shown to Your servant David my father great mercy and loving-kindness, according as he walked before You in faithfulness, righteousness, and uprightness of heart with You; and You have kept for him this great kindness and steadfast love, that You have given him a son to sit on his throne this day.” Solomon is saying, “You have been good to my father and you’ve kept this steadfast love towards him, and now towards me.” He’s saying that he’s just a young guy and doesn’t have a lot of wisdom and he’s in the midst of this whole thing and needs some assistance.

Verse 9 says his prayer, “So give Your servant an understanding mind and a hearing heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and bad. For who is able to judge and rule this Your great people?” Then, verse 10 says that it pleased the Lord that he would ask for the people. Notice, he didn’t ask for a thing for himself. He asked for the people.

God is speaking to us in this day and asking us to examine what we are after. Is it for ourselves? Verse 11-12 says, “Because you have asked this and have not asked for long life or for riches, nor for the lives of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to recognize what is just and right, behold, I have done as you asked…”

Notice something! Solomon is asking God for wisdom and God tells him, “I already gave it to you. It’s in your mind, when I made you.” God put that in him so that when he came to this point, if he was right in his heart, God would cause that thing to flourish. Do you know that you are carrying in your mind the seeds of purpose and opportunity that God intended for you?

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