1 Kings 3:10-15 NIV
10 The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. 11 So God said to him, ‘Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, 12 I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. 13 Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for – both wealth and honour – so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. 14 And if you walk in obedience to me and keep my decrees and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life.’ 15 Then Solomon awoke – and he realised it had been a dream.

God’s response to Solomon’s request is extravagant. So pleased that he’s put doing God’s will first, God gives him not only wisdom but also wealth and fame. Take care, this does not mean that if we follow God then we will receive glory and prosperity, God acts out of grace and generosity rather than necessity because of Solomon’s faith. It does however show something of God’s abundant love which is his natural inclination.

How has God been generous to you? Give thanks and look out for his kindness and provision today.

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