Thursday, May 21, 2015

Awe of the king

Today reading from 1 Kings 3 - 6 and 2 Chronicles 2: 1-18 the wisdom of Solomon given by God really shows up.  In the first part the story of who is the real mother always grasp my heart.  Picturing this scene before the king with the usual women flare of he's mine, no he's mine and the king listening intently knowing in his heart the real mother would give the child up rather than harm come to the child.  So wise!

Then we begin to read about the temple building with all the details, but you know what really caught my attention?  The king handing out complements to the people about their work.  Yes, he told the King that he desired the timber from that no one could cut timber like them.  He got exactly what he desired by giving out kuddos to the people first to receive what he desired.  Yes, wise man.

The words that really caught my attention you ask?  Didn't I hear you ask?  No, well you are going to read them anyway my friends....they are found in 1 Kings 3:28 all Israel heard the king's decision, the people were in awe of the king, for they saw the wisdom God had given him in rendering justice.

Do we see the wisdom of God in our leaders decisions?  Are we in awe of them, perhaps this is part of our problem with our leaders.  We don't hear God's wisdom in their decisions.  Let's pray for our leaders to seek the wisdom that God desires in the decision making process perhaps He is being left out and we are no longer in awe of our leaders.

Sweet blessings,

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