Today we started the week thinking about Wisdom. We shared this reading from The Old Testament about Solomon:
One night Solomon had a dream. God appeared to Solomon. He said; ‘Ask whatever you wish from me and I will give it to you.’
Some people might have asked for more toys, good health, more money or power. Solomon did not ask for any of these things, he wanted something far better.
When God asked Solomon to make a wish Solomon answered; “Lord you helped my Father David while he was King. He trusted in you. Now you have made me king in his place, I’m so very young Lord, I don’t know how to be a good king like my father. I only ask for one thing. Give me a heart full of wisdom. Help me to see what is right and wrong. I want to rule over you people as you want. Help me to judge your people with wisdom. Help me to know the difference between good and bad.
This answer pleased God. He said to Solomon; “Because you have asked for this and not to live a long life or become rich, I will make your wish come true. Now I have given you a wise heart. There will never be a king as wise or as great as you.”