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Seek God’s Wisdom, Not The World’s

One thing that you can guarantee is that God will make us wiser than the world ever will. You may go to the best college, while getting the best education possible, and use it in some amazing jobs throughout your life, by increasing what you know over the years, but does this help your standing with God? Sure, it brings in the money necessary to pay the bills, have a house, put food on the table for you and your family, which is needed, and possibly some extras. However, if this is all we have done in life, then you have failed miserably. You may have done well in the financial arena and in the eyes of your family and friends, but God is still not happy at all with your choices. What He wants is someone that will do more than just fine time for Him each day, but seek Him first in all they do. Many people cannot even fit God in their everyday life, for they are too busy. However, those that are seeking God with all their heart, mind, and soul, each day are the ones that love Him and become the wisest people you will ever meet, for their wisdom comes from God. They are also the most joyful and happy people, for their security is found in the Lord, not the riches of this life, which is for salvation. My friends, I am not rich, nor do I have the best things that this world offers, but I am rich in the Lord. I am also wise, only because of God’s wisdom in me. Because I have put Him first in my life, there is ample time to read the Bible daily, pray often, and do His will. This all comes naturally now. There was also a man named Solomon who was very wise in God. It is said that 1“king Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom. And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.” (2 Chronicles 9:22,23)

In the days of Solomon, people came from a variety of different countries just to meet him in Jerusalem. His fame was made known throughout all the lands, for he had the answers that people needed. What was amazing about it all, is that it all came from God. He even said this, which made them even happier to give what they had to the building up of God’s kingdom on earth. Those people that met him knew this right away and even brought unto Him earthly treasures, even an abundance of gold, silver, and other precious things, for his and the house of the Lord’s needs. One such person was the Queen of Sheba, who 1“said to the king, It was a true report which I heard in mine own land of thine acts, and of thy wisdom: Howbeit I believed not their words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the one half of the greatness of thy wisdom was not told me: for thou exceedest the fame that I heard. Happy are thy men, and happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and hear thy wisdom. Blessed be the Lord thy God, which delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, to be king for the Lord thy God: because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to do judgment and justice. And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices great abundance, and precious stones: neither was there any such spice as the queen of Sheba gave king Solomon.” (2 Chronicles 9:5-9) Even God preserved His life and the people’s life from war, which is amazing. He was not perfect, nor the least of that, but continually sought after God, like David did, his father. Now, how about you? Will you also start seeking God first? If you do, then You will also be filled with the wisdom of God, which will lead you on the path to heaven. Keep praying and reading the Bible, for wisdom is found within.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, thank You for bringing me out of a life of sin, that I might see what is most important in life. I know that throughout my life and even now it has not been smooth sailing, especially with my job situation and financial issues, but every day that I seek You, I am rich, indeed. Life has been a journey, and I am at peace because You are leading me by the hand. Continue to be with me Lord, for I am so empty without You in my life. I don’t need to find ways to be rich in the world, for I have found all the riches I need in You. You are the fountain that I come to drink from, for there is wisdom and knowledge found therein. Feed me each day that I seek Your hand. I am ready to feast on whatever You have for my life. Lead me, Lord. Help me know how to handle life, especially when it is hard. All I desire is to find the necessary wisdom that will help my journey in life. It is my prayer that as I am walking throughout this life, that You build me up with Your armor. Help me not fall victim to temptation, but keep me upright in Your righteousness. Pour into me Your holiness, that I may walk as You walked while on earth, Jesus. People may not like the things I say and do, but if You are leading me in that, then I am happy. Your peace helps me overcome all fear. Therefore, open my mouth and fill it with the words to speak. Help people understand that all wisdom comes from You. People can accomplish great things in the world’s eyes on their own, but they can do extraordinary things when they trust in You. You take what we have already thought of and take it to the next level. Even things we would have never thought of before, You set our minds on. Thank You, Lord. I trust in You, God. I love You. Amen.

Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.

2 Chronicles 9
12 Chronicles 9 (KJV)
1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great company, and camels that bare spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.
2 And Solomon told her all her questions: and there was nothing hid from Solomon which he told her not.
3 And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built,
4 And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel; his cupbearers also, and their apparel; and his ascent by which he went up into the house of the Lord; there was no more spirit in her.
5 And she said to the king, It was a true report which I heard in mine own land of thine acts, and of thy wisdom:
6 Howbeit I believed not their words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the one half of the greatness of thy wisdom was not told me: for thou exceedest the fame that I heard.
7 Happy are thy men, and happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and hear thy wisdom.
8 Blessed be the Lord thy God, which delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, to be king for the Lord thy God: because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.
9 And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices great abundance, and precious stones: neither was there any such spice as the queen of Sheba gave king Solomon.
10 And the servants also of Huram, and the servants of Solomon, which brought gold from Ophir, brought algum trees and precious stones.
11 And the king made of the algum trees terraces to the house of the Lord, and to the king’s palace, and harps and psalteries for singers: and there were none such seen before in the land of Judah.
12 And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, beside that which she had brought unto the king. So she turned, and went away to her own land, she and her servants.
13 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and threescore and six talents of gold;
14 Beside that which chapmen and merchants brought. And all the kings of Arabia and governors of the country brought gold and silver to Solomon.
15 And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of beaten gold went to one target.
16 And three hundred shields made he of beaten gold: three hundred shekels of gold went to one shield. And the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
17 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold.
18 And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on each side of the sitting place, and two lions standing by the stays:
19 And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps. There was not the like made in any kingdom.
20 And all the drinking vessels of king Solomon were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold: none were of silver; it was not any thing accounted of in the days of Solomon.
21 For the king’s ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram: every three years once came the ships of Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
22 And king Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.
23 And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.
24 And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and raiment, harness, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.
25 And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; whom he bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
26 And he reigned over all the kings from the river even unto the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt.
27 And the king made silver in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycomore trees that are in the low plains in abundance.
28 And they brought unto Solomon horses out of Egypt, and out of all lands.
29 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, are they not written in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer against Jeroboam the son of Nebat?
30 And Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.
31 And Solomon slept with his fathers, and he was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.

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