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Dr. June Normil
Solomon's fame spread far beyond Israel, probably through the many travellers on the trade route that passed through the nations. The queen of Sheba was one notable person who heard of Solomon's wealth and wisdom (2 Chronicles 9:1). Travelling to see Solomon involved much effort on her part, as she brought her attendants, the animals carrying her gifts for the king, and quite likely a military escort. While her mission possibly involved political motivations, she was clearly interested in Solomon's fame as well. It was common in Solomon's day for people to ask kings hard questions to test their knowledge. Solomon did not disappoint the queen. When she observed Solomon's wealth andlistened to his wisdom, she was truly amazed. It exceeded anything she had ever observed or heard anywhere else, and it caused her to speak in praise of the Lord. God has provided us with godly wisdom so we can be a testimony to those around us. When people see God's blessings on us and our fidelity to Him, they will be drawn to the unique wisdom operating in our lives. This will give us opportunity to share the gospel with those who are seeking. We may be able to help them work through some of the weighty spiritual questions that have no resolution except through the Lord.
GODLY WISDOM IS PRACTICAL (PROVERBS 1:1-23)
GODLY WISDOM SEEKS THE ESSENTIAL (ECCLESIASTES 2:8-14).
There are times when we need wisdom. We might face important decisions or need instruction on how to handle a difficult situation. Where do we turn? James 1:5-8 tells us that wisdom is a gift from God. He freely provides it to those who ask. His wisdom, after all, is exactly what we need. commit to reading this Book in your daily devotions. Cover a chapter each day and ask God to help you apply its wisdom to life. You may know others who need wisdom. Ask God to give you opportunity to share the wisdom you have learned through your study of God's Word applying it to life experiences.
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Copyright Reference: Radiant Life, Volume 97 Number 4 Jun. Jul. Aug. 2016 by Gospel Publishing House, 1445 N. Boonville Ave, Springfield, Mo 65802.
Dr. June Normil