Wisdom and Committment
- 2 Chronicles 1:8 (CEVDCUS06)
- 2 Chronicles 1:9 (CEVDCUS06)
- 2 Chronicles 1:10 (CEVDCUS06)
- 2 Chronicles 1:11 (CEVDCUS06)
- 2 Chronicles 1:12 (CEVDCUS06)
God is pleased with Solomons request for wisdom - so pleased, that he granted him the things he did not ask for. As the wisest man on earth - and possibly who ever lived, it would seem that Solomon would be smart enough to see the foolishness of his ways. Solomon knew that his wisdom, riches and fame came directly from God, so why was his heart led astray. He knew God's law yet he allowed himself to fall away from God and to lead Israel the same. I have heard some commentators explain that it was the life of ease to which Solomon was born into - he didn't have to fight to earn his kingdom it was handed to him. His fame and wealth were along with his wisdom, gifts from God. Would it be safe to say that Solomon lacked conviction and commitment? I think so! All the wisdom, fame and riches the world has to offer, will amount to nothing, if you don't believe in something and commit yourself to it. God gave Solomon EVERYTHING yet Solomon gave God nothing. He spit in the face of God by doing what he did. Pretty harsh words aren't they but knowing that he was a wise man and that wisdom came from God, how could he not know. I believe he did - He knew and CHOSE not to follow. That to me is worse than the man or woman who does not know any better.
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