Spirit & Life Devotional
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
The Gifts Of Wisdom, Knowledge And Understanding
“God gave Solomon very great wisdom and understanding, and knowledge as vast as the sands of the seashore.” 1 Kings 4:29 NLT
It was God who gave King Solomon his wisdom, knowledge and understanding; therefore they were gifts.
Solomon was so gifted by God that his wisdom exceeded that of all the wise men of the East and the wise men of Egypt; he was wiser than anyone else. His fame spread throughout all the surrounding nations. He composed some 3,000 proverbs and wrote 1,005 songs. He spoke with authority about all kinds of plants, from the great cedar of Lebanon to the tiny hyssop that grows from cracks in a wall. He also spoke about animals, birds, small creatures, and fish. Kings from every nation sent their ambassadors to listen to the wisdom of Solomon!!!
The God who blessed Solomon with such wisdom, knowledge and understanding is our God and Father. James 1:5 says, “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.” All Solomon did was ask. We all need more wisdom, knowledge and understanding: my prayer is that God will give us in exceeding abundant measures, in Jesus name. Amen.
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim