Gift of Wisdom

Solomon used God’s gift of wisdom to lead Israel into a prosperous time. As explained in 2 Chronicles 9:13-31, he accumulated gold, silver, and a fleet of trading ships. He received gifts from those who sought to learn from him including weapons, spices, and horses. He ruled over all the kings from the Euphrates River to the land of the Philistines, as far as the border of Egypt (v 26).

Are there examples of people you can think of that are using God’s gifts today? Make a list and share with others.

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Another idea is to develop the practice of taking some time like ten minutes at the end of your day to review and record how God worked in your day and consider how He wants to use these experiences to help others. Not everyone can do great things but all of us can do small things in a great way.

This day with God will be amazing because we have the opportunity to go to Him in prayer which is our greatest power. In prayer, we are speaking to the ONE who already has the answer. As we have a prayer time today, focus on the thought that there is no association between wealth and enjoyment. It is the joy we find in our Savior that brings us to a place where we find rest for the soul and the help needed in remaining true to keeping God first in all we do.

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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2 Responses to Gift of Wisdom

  1. Mark, I believe you may be interested in reading As a Lily Among Thorns – A Story of King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, and the Goddess of Wisdom by Rudy U Martinka

    The book is available as an ebook at $2.99 at all eBook sources.

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