Text: 1 Kings 1-3; Psalm 78:1-39
After Solomon’s demonstration of wisdom when the two mothers quarrel over the baby, the text tells us how the people viewed him as king:
And all Israel heard of the judgment that the king had rendered, and they stood in awe of the king, because they perceived that the wisdom of God was in him to do justice. (1 Kings 3:28)
These words caught my attention in light of today’s culture around us. How much do people value wisdom – true wisdom? How much do they appreciate proper justice? Both are wonderful blessings, and can only come from the Lord. Sadly, the world around us seems to have lost their regard for genuine wisdom. And, we can find even ourselves squeamish about justice – especially when the proper course is condemnation.
May we all be praying that the Lord might reestablish the virtue of wisdom, the integrity of justice, and that He would raise up leaders who exercise both.
in Him, Mike