Re:Verse passage – 2 Chronicles 1:1-13 (day seven)
“And I will give you riches and wealth and honor.” vs 12b
The temptation of this passage is to make a direct correlation of wisdom and prosperity. We subtly believe that by honoring God and asking for His wisdom that we will be blessed by Him as Solomon was. That was not the point of what God was trying to teach Solomon. The point comes directly before that:
“that you may rule My people over whom I have made you king” vs 11b
Receiving wisdom from God does not mean we will have a prosperous or perfect life (we will learn about that in the weeks ahead), but when we seek God’s wisdom, we will better lead those whom God has entrusted into our hands. Seeking wisdom from Above in our decisions will sometimes result in earthly success but will always result in spiritual fulfillment and trustworthy leadership.
Who are the people in your life that God has entrusted you to lead?
How will they benefit from you seeking wisdom from Above?