Solomon's Request

“Ask what you wish Me to give to you” 

        Text: I Kings 3:1-14

 

God encourages our asking

    God invited Solomon to make a request

         Psalm 50:15    Call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you

         Jeremiah 29:12    Call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen

         Matthew 7:7   Ask, and it will be given you

         Psalm 2:8    Ask of me, and I will surely give the nations as your inheritance

         Jeremiah 33:3    Call to Me and I will answer you

 

God evaluates our requests

     God was pleased with Solomon’s request (vs. 10)

 

               God always positively answers the prayer

                      that is in accordance with His will

 

The prayer God answers…

      When the prayer is not just for our benefit

               Not long life

               Not riches

               Not revenge

      When we ask to be empowered to complete God’s will

           In Solomon’s case it was:

               To have understanding

               To have discernment

 

God is a giving god, who gives to meet our greatest needs

               God gave Adam and Eve a garden

               God gave Noah the plans for an ark

               God gave Abraham a blessing

               God gave Moses the Law

               God gave David the throne of Israel forever

               God gave Solomon great wisdom

                                      &

         God gave the world His only Son

 

                Psalm 57:2

 

I will cry to God Most High,

 To God who accomplishes

         all things for me.

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