Ask for Wisdom!

Trust God

One night while Solomon was in Gibeon, the Lord God appeared to him in a dream and said, “Solomon, ask for anything you want, and I will give it to you.”

Solomon answered:

Lord God, I’m Your servant, and You’ve made me king in my father’s place. But I’m very young and know so little about being a leader. And now I must rule Your chosen people, even though there are too many of them to count. Please make me wise and teach me the difference between right and wrong. Then I will know how to rule Your people. If You don’t, there is no way I could rule this great nation of Yours.

(1 Kings 3:5-9 CEV)

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Fearless!

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 When Elisha’s servant got up the next morning, he saw that Syrian troops had the town surrounded. “Sir, what are we going to do?” he asked. “Don’t be afraid,” Elisha answered. “There are more troops on our side than on theirs.” Then he prayed, “Lord, please help him to see.” And the Lord let the servant see that the hill was covered with fiery horses and flaming chariots all around Elisha. (2 Kings 6: 15-17 CEV)

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Chosen on Purpose!

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“Before I created you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I set you apart; I made you a prophet to the nations.” 

“Ah, Lord God,” I said, “I don’t know how to speak because I’m only a child.”

The Lord responded,

“Don’t say, ‘I’m only a child.’ Where I send you, you must go; what I tell you, you must say. Don’t be afraid of them, because I’m with you to rescue you,” declares the Lord.

(Jeremiah 1: 5-8 CEB)

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Something out of nothing!

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We call Abraham “father” not because he got God’s attention by living like a saint, but because God made something out of Abraham when he was a nobody. Isn’t that what we’ve always read in Scripture, God saying to Abraham, “I set you up as father of many peoples”? Abraham was first named “father” and then became a father because he dared to trust God to do what only God could do: raise the dead to life, with a word make something out of nothing. When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn’t do but on what God said He would do. And so he was made father of a multitude of peoples. God Himself said to him, “You’re going to have a big family, Abraham!”

(Romans 4:17-18 MSG)

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