If God said you could ask Him for any one thing and He would give it to you, what would you ask for? Solomon was actually given that opportunity, and he chose the wisest thing anyone could ever ask for — wisdom. We’re later told that all the people in Israel could see the wisdom of God in Solomon. As you and I go about our daily lives, can other people see God’s wisdom in our decisions, our pursuits and our words? We should ask God for wisdom so that His glory can be on display through us.
Saved and Sent
It is a sad commentary indeed that so many church members today actually believe the church exists for them — to entertain them and their children every Sunday and to provide endless activities. The very fact that so many people believe this is proof that the church has lost its way and abandoned the mission given to it by Jesus. We have not been saved to huddle together happily in our well-lit room while the darkness outside grows ever darker. We have been saved and sent!