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My Desire

God said to Solomon, “Because your greatest desire is to help your people, and you did not ask for wealth, riches, fame, or even the death of your enemies or a long life, but rather you asked for wisdom and knowledge to properly govern my people— I will certainly give you the wisdom and knowledge you requested. But I will also give you wealth, riches, and fame such as no other king has had before you or will ever have in the future!”  2 Chronicles 1:11-12(NLT)

What a cool blessing from God given to Solomon for having a proper heart to lead God’s people.  It was King Solomon’s “Greatest desire” to help others rather than to fulfill his wants and or personal desires.  He wanted to be used by God and he knew God could give him the wisdom and guidance to accomplish his goals.  God asked him, “What shall I give you?”(2 Chron 1:7)

And King Solomon replied, “Give me the wisdom and knowledge to lead them properly, for who could possibly govern this great people of yours?”(2 Chron. 1:10)  Solomon’s desire was to be used by God in a mighty way—to be selfless in lieu of the opportunity to be selfish.

Seeing this powerful testimony of Solomon’s desire to be used by God should prompt us to examine the desires of our own hearts.  Is it our desire to be used by God, just like Solomon?  Or do we desire for something else.  Do we desire God’s wisdom and knowledge, or do we desire to fill our minds with other things?

The truth is, God already knows what we desire within our heart, because nothing is hidden from Him—everything we want is in plain view.

Lord, all my desire is before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You. Psalms 38:9 (NKJV)

God has a desire to use each of us mightily, and He wants to give us His wisdom and knowledge, just as He did with Solomon (Jas. 1:7).  It all hinges upon whether we truly have a desire for His knowledge and wisdom, and to be used by Him.  As we choose to make it the greatest desire within our hearts to know God’s will for our lives, we can be confident He will reveal it to us as we prayerfully read His Word (Rom. 12:2).  This is my desire.

STUDY QUESTION: What did God reward Solomon with because of his request?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: What are the greatest desires of your heart?  Are they for the things of God, or for the things of this world?

APPLICATION: Let’s make it our prayer today to ask our Lord to give us His wisdom and knowledge as we read His Word. 

LET’S PRAY:  Father, forgive us for the times when we have made the things of this world our greatest desire.  Give us Your wisdom and knowledge today to live our lives in the greatest way.  In Jesus’ precious name, amen…

Be Blessed, Pastor Scott



Copyright ©2017 by Pastor Scott Wright.
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