The Queen of Sheba travelled over 1200 miles on camels through a hot desert that was inhabited by roving groups of bandits just to check out King Solomon. She had heard about his enormous wisdom and wealth. Now she need to see it for herself.
After spending a considerable amount of time with Solomon, she told him that he was even more wise than the reports she had heard. ‘How happy your people must be!” she exclaimed and then she praised the God of Israel who had delighted in Solomon and made him king.
Whenever I read in the Bible about people who are wise, I am reminded of James 1 where God tells us that we only need to ask for wisdom and he will give it to us.
That’s what Solomon did – he asked for wisdom and God gave it to him. God gave his so much wisdom that King Solomon is still acknowledged as the wisest man who ever lived.
Our Dear Heavenly Father. Thank you for your word to us. When we seek you, we always find you.
Today we ask for wisdom, dear God.
Wisdom to make the right choices.
Wisdom to say the right things.
Wisdom to set our priorities right so that our lives are about the things that you care about.
And we ask for an extra measure of your wisdom. We ask that the people around us be positively affected by our wisdom. We’d like them to be happy because of our influence in their lives just like the people who lived with Solomon and experienced his wisdom.
You have promised you will give us wisdom if we ask, so we are asking expectantly today.
We know that you train us when you give us gifts like wisdom. We are anticipating that you will put us in more situations where we need wisdom so that we can turn to you and learn.
Please help us always to turn to you and learn, dear Father!
Thank you for your transforming power in our lives!
In the awesome name of Jesus we pray, Amen.