Wisdom to Govern

Ecclesiastes 2:26

26 To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God.

King Solomon has personally enjoyed so much blessings when his lifestyle was still pleasing to the Lord. It mentioned in 1 Kings 10:10, 14, 15, 10 The queen of Sheba gave King Solomon 4.5 tons of gold, large quantities of spices, and precious stones. Never again were so many spices brought in as those the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon… 14The weight of the gold that Solomon received yearly was 25 tons, 15not including the revenues from merchants and traders and from all the Arabian kings and the governors of the territories.

When Solomon was crowned king of Israel, he acknowledged his lack of experience to lead and lack of wisdom to govern. So, he asked the Lord for wisdom on how to govern his people. God granted his request and gave him wisdom and wealth and prestige. King Solomon was considered the wisest king of Israel ever lived. He did not go to war, but nations surrounding Israel came and gave him gifts of gold. The queen of Sheba visited, observed and said in v.8 and v.9, 8How happy your people must be! How happy your officials, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom! 9Praise be to the Lord your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on the throne of Israel. Because of the Lord’s eternal love for Israel, he has made you king to maintain justice and righteousness.”

When authorities lived a lifestyle pleasing to God, citizens are blessed in many practical ways. Pray regularly that God would grant wisdom to our government and church leaders that they may govern according to God’s plan. Pray that the federal and local government would work collaboratively for the betterment of our nation, especially our city. Pray also that our church leaders will continue to live a lifestyle pleasing to the Lord. Lastly, pray and ask God to grant you wisdom to perform your personal responsibilities appropriately.

Lord Jesus, please grant me wisdom to do my task appropriately.

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