Day One Hundred Thirty-Two, I Kings 2, 3, 9, 3, II Chron. 1, I Kings 3
The most impressive part of today’s reading is simply Solomon’s request.
This is a story I’ve heard thousands of times. I remember learning it as far back as when I was in preschool. It is one of our kids’ stories that we love to teach our children.
But I think it means so much more to me now that I’m older.
God tells Solomon, “Ask me for ANYTHING.”
Anything? Really??? Anything at all?????
If I could have anything that my heart desires, I’m not entirely sure what I would ask for.
But I love that when given that astounding opportunity, the desire of Solomon’s heart was to have a heart like His, distinguishing right from wrong.
I’m reminded of the Psalm that says to “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”