Today’s Promise is 2 Chronicles 1:11, 12 NKJV:
“Then God said to Solomon: ‘Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches or wealth or honor or the life of your enemies, nor have you asked long life—but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge My people over whom I have made you king—wisdom and knowledge are granted to you; and I will give you riches and wealth and honor, such as none of the kings have had who were before you, nor shall any after you have the like.’”
This is a favorite account of the reign of Solomon. It stands to reason that he became the wisest man to ever live, once God granted him this request. But think about it for a moment. How much wisdom did it take to ask this of God in the first place? The previous verses reveal that Solomon knew enough to unite the leadership of the people and together go to God’s Tabernacle to humble themselves and seek God’s favor. He also knew that, though he was surrounded by experienced men of leadership, it is God who is the source of all wisdom. He knew only God could give him what he needed to fulfill his destiny. Finally, Solomon knew that his position was not to serve himself, but to serve the people. He knew that God’s heart was with His children and that he was merely a steward placed in office to serve and care for God’s most precious treasure.
So, how did Solomon come by this kind of wisdom and faith before he ever asked it of God? From his father. It does not take a village to raise a child. It just takes one heart fully devoted to the King of Kings. We must never fail to impart to our children, or any other children put in our path, their value as God’s child, that God is the source of all wisdom, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for Godly parents, teachers, and leaders. Empower us as Your stewards to lead the next generation to You. Let us love and not judge. Let us lead by example. Pour out Your Spirit of Sonship upon us, Lord, in Jesus’ name, that our children may taste and see that You are good! Amen.
Have a victorious day in the Lord!