Solomon was a man who had everything – fame, fortune, position, and a very bright future. He asked God for that which we all long to have…wisdom. His early years are a testament to what God can do in a life.
Unfortunately, having begun with such dignity and promise, Solomon came to a tragic end by the ill-fated choices he made. When he took the wrong path, the people God called Him to lead suffered the consequences. In 1 Kings we see that walking with God is moment by moment. We never outgrow our need to depend on Him, regardless of what we’ve gained or who we are. Personal strength is at best just human. Only the strength of the Lord sustains us.
From the Women of Faith Devotional Bible. When Solomon was starting out as king, he asked God for wisdom . . . and got it. Being the smartest man in the kingdom didn’t keep Solomon from making bad decisions. Do you think wisdom was the right thing to ask for? If not, what should Solomon have requested from God?