Uncertainty and indecision were giants that David encountered. David learned to seek and trust God’s wisdom. He developed a life of communion with God and learned to recognize God’s voice. So, can we.
2 Chronicles 1.7-12
That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” Solomon answered God, “You have shown great kindness to David my father and have made me king in his place. Now, Lord God, let your promise to my father David be confirmed, for you have made me king over a people who are as numerous as the dust of the earth. Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?” God said to Solomon, “Since this is your heart’s desire and you have not asked for wealth, possessions or honor, nor for the death of your enemies, and since you have not asked for a long life but for wisdom and knowledge to govern my people over whom I have made you king, therefore wisdom and knowledge will be given you. And I will also give you wealth, possessions and honor, such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have.”
Thursday, November 15, 2018
If God were to pose the same question to you as He presented to Solomon, how would you respond? One of the by-products of seeking wisdom from God is that we are inviting the Lord into the nitty-gritty practical issues of life. We are asking Him to shape us into being the kind of people who can admit our limitations. We can ask Him to teach us how to live wisely. He may not give specific answers to all our inquiries. But if we give Him permission, He shapes our hearts and minds so we can learn to ponder issues based on God-honoring principles.