"Now, O LORD my God, You have made Your servant king instead of my father David. And Your people whom You have chosen...Therefore give to your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people that I may discern between good and evil...The speech pleased the Lord that Solomon asked this thing. Then God said to him "Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked long life for yourself, nor riches for yourself...behold I have done according to your words; see I have given you a wise and understanding heart." 1 Kings 3:7-12

Solomon was in a God granted position, to ask God for anything and everything. After giving offering to God, the Lord appeared to Solomon by night in a dream; and God said, "Ask! What shall I give you?"(v.5). King Solomon could have asked God for more wealth, more power, or greater recognition by kingdoms of the world. He could've asked for more to hold, more to enjoy, more to consume. But, no. Solomon asked for wisdom and understanding to judge and serve God's people. He asked God to make him a better servant. Like Solomon, we choose whether we will be known ultimately as consumers or servers. What will be your legacy?

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