sIn this week's text we are with King Solomon, one of King David's sons, who is now the king of Israel. King Solomon has a dream where God asks Solomon what he wishes for. What would you pick? Money? Power? Fame? To be ruler of all the Earth? Solomon asks for something, that I think for many of us would be on the low part of our lists, wisdom. Wisdom at first glance may not seem like a great choice at first because it is not an instant gratification choice. Being wise doesn't suddenly get you loads of cash to pay off your debs or allow you to buy awesome new toys or go on vacations. Being wise though, has a lot of non monetary benefits. It allows you to make choices that are more life giving. Wisdom allows you to have better relationships because wisdom forces us to listen more than speak. Wisdom allows us to know how to better spend our limited resources so that we can feel their abundance. I wonder if this is why God said to Solomon that God would make him rich because using God's wisdom allows us better utilize what we have. So do you think asking for wisdom was a wise choice (pun intended!)? What would you ask for? Why? Have you ever thought about praying to God about your wish? Now I am not saying God is a Genie, who is about granting wishes. What I am saying is have you had a conversation with God about things that are important to you? By having these conversations, we can begin to see where God might be working in our lives and how God might be wanting us to go in the world. So what do you wish for from God? Pray and talk to God about it.
Pastor Paul. I hope you find these reflections insightful and help you in your faith journey!