September 2, 2010

God Knows If Our Request Is From Our Heart

2 Chronicles1:10-12 (GWT)
Give me wisdom and knowledge so that I may lead these people. After all, who can judge this great people of yours?”  God replied to Solomon, “I know this request is from your heart. You didn’t ask for riches, fortunes, honor, or the death of those who hate you. You didn’t even ask for a long life. Instead, you’ve asked for wisdom and knowledge to judge my people, over whom I made you king. So wisdom and knowledge will be given to you. I will also give you riches, fortunes, and honor like no other king before or after you.”

Wisdom From This Favored King Solomon:  Proverbs 1:1-7
The proverbs of Solomon, David's son who was king of Israel given to grasp wisdom and discipline, to understand deep thoughts, to acquire the discipline of wise behavior: righteousness, justice, fairness - to give insight to gullible people, to give knowledge and foresight to your: a wise person will listen and continue to learn, and an understanding person will gain direction: to understand a proverb and a clever saying: the words of wise people and their riddles.

Solomon's opening to this layout was Godly.  Just as God asked Adam to choose the fruit from the tree of Life and not the lesser which was the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, Solomon stated "The fear of the Lord is the "beginning" of knowledge.  Stubborn fools despise wisdom and discipline.

God knew if we ate from the tree that we would be stubborn fools who despise wisdom and discipline.  This always leads to hardship and death of the "Zoe Life". 

I pray that we drink in His wisdom...His life.  That we refrain from eating the tempting morsels of selfishness, self preservation, fearing that we have to quit because our toil is futile.  What I know is this:  If I am to toil it is to stay patient and faithful that God promised to grant us the desires of our heart....if we trust in Him and His timing.  God is not a genie that is supposed to make things happen on my time line, for my selfish whims.  He will accomplish my hearts desire along with His hearts desire.  What that means is all parties involved will be growing toward His best life possible.  We just have to keep focused on Him and not so much on others.

That is my prayer, that we allow God to be God, Christ to save us all and the Holy Spirit to continue to work us through this life of tripping, falling, and flying in harmony as one.

With the Love of our Christ,