Scripture Union Daily Guide 2 August 2020
TOPIC: Divine Wisdom
Help me dear Lord to meet with you as I meditate on your word in Jesus name
1 Kings 3:16 ─ 28
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
Today’s reading clearly shows that God indeed answered Solomon’s request for wisdom. If this had happened today, the judge would have ordered DNA tests to determine the real mother of the living child.
Instead, Solomon appealed to the maternal instincts and human compassion to identify the real mother. He knew that the real mother would rather give her child to another than watch him die. The impressive wisdom that Solomon demonstrated publicly was as a result of his private relationship and fellowship with the living God. We need to pray for our leaders today that they may daily maintain a good personal and devotional relationship with God Almighty.
We have legal systems in place to handle some thorny issues in our society today. Supposed these two women were each represented by their lawyers, would the judgment have been carried out differently? What other factors go into our legal tussles in courts today that influence the discharge of justice? We need to support our Judiciary system with our prayers. Observe the outcome of Solomon’s judgment on the people of Israel (v.28). He won over the hearts of the nation to himself. Let us therefore pursue what is right for we stand to be beneficiaries of our own acts of righteousness.
• And so: “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5)
Humility is an indispensable Christian virtue. It is a state where we count others better than ourselves. Performing duties or acts even those which to the ordinary man seem foolish and menial for the sake of Christ is the true test of humility which Christ cherishes. True greatness lies in humility. The Scripture stresses how God places high value on humility. He lifts up the lowly, saves the humble and gives the meek His grace.
• Heavenly Father, please grant me a discerning spirit.
• Thank God for the blood of Jesus that was shed for our salvation and total deliverance.
• Offer a prayer of faith in line with 2 Corinthians 5:17
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