I’ve heard the story a million times about how Solomon could have anything he wanted from God and he chose wisdom. But it’s a bit different in the message…
Here’s what I want: Give me a God-listening heart so I can lead your people well, discerning the difference between good and evil. For who on their own is capable of leading your glorious people? 1 Kings 3:9
Wisdom is referred to as a God-listening heart. That is the perfect definition of wisdom. To be wise, you can’t listen to the world. You can’t listen to the media or trends. Sometimes you can’t even listen to friends & family.
True wisdom comes from God. To be truly wise, you have to listen to him and only him. (Though it is nice when the wisdom he gives you is confirmed in friends and family!)
I want wisdom that comes from a God-listening heart!