At the tender age of 20, Solomon was king of Israel. His kingdom was so respected that Pharaoh, the Egyptian monarch, formed an alliance with the new king by giving Solomon his daughter in marriage. Because Solomon understood that his youth and inexperience could topple the kingdom, he cried out to God for help, asking for divine approval and guidance. Solomon was so sincere that he offered 1,000 burnt offerings to God. Then the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream with an incredible offer. “Ask for anything you want.”
What would you have asked for?
As you probably know, Solomon asked for wisdom. Wisdom is the ability to discern and apply what you know. And the foundation for wisdom is Scripture. Samuel Chadwick said it best: “No man is uneducated who knows the Bible, and no one is wise who is ignorant of its teachings.”
Let me ask you again. If God came to you with the same offer – ask for anything you want – how would you respond?