Background: King David’s son Solomon has ascended to the throne and loved the Lord and made many sacrifices to Him. One night God appeared to Solomon in a dream…
Ask the children…
What did God ask Solomon?
“That night the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream, and God said, ‘What do you want? Ask, and I will give it to you!’” (1 Kings 3:5)
Solomon could have asked God for anything, what did he ask for?
“Give me an understanding heart so that I can govern your people well and know the difference between right and wrong. For who by himself is able to govern this great people of yours?” (1 Kings 3:9)
Solomon knew that what he needed more than riches was wisdom to govern well. So he asked for the wisdom that only God could provide.
Ask your children if they have ever asked God for wisdom to live their lives well? God has promised to answer that prayer, why would we not ask for it? Stop and pray with them right now for wisdom for their daily lives and for a specific situation if they have one that needs an extra bit of wisdom.
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