1 Kings Chapter 3 Discussion


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  • Lucy
    To continue: That is why we have so many partners, and to think that we have the strength to keep God's commandments is another story entirely, we need to pray to God for wisdom and understanding, in all things, even if we think we know. Whether home or abroad.
  • Lucy
    After reading this chapter, and the previous chapter, the thought has come to me, that we are born of this world, and placed whether male or female thinking that after a certain age we know what to do, and how to do it, especially if we have gone to school, but in actuality we know nothing, and we are too blind to ask God, on whether it is how to be a good wife, or husband.
  • Olaide
    Hmmm "neither mine nor thine". That is where the problem is. It is the vocabulary of Satan. The motivation behind everything he does. I missed it so you too must miss it. God save us.
  • BSP
    Verse 9~Solomon asked for an obedient and understanding heart so that he would make wise decisions and be pleasing to Jehovah God. We can pray for the same.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    What a landmark judgement, fit only to be inspired divinely. Solomon could not have asked for a better gift from God.
  • A disciple
    "Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? one who is able to judge between his brethren?" and, "why even of yourselves, judge ye not what is right?" It is a bad teaching that says we as Christians are not to judge. "Know ye not that we shall judge angels? . . . Know ye not that the Saints shall judge the world?" How else are we to keep the Lord's house clean and safe from wicked spirits?
  • A disciple
    Irene (cont.) and when Solomon had that dream when God appeared to him, and told him to ask whatever he wanted; what was in his heart was to be like his father David in his ability to care for Israel. If he had secret pride, as you say, how did God not see it afar off, and confront him with that evil in his heart? you are mistaken about that! God saw what was in his heart, and was pleased to give.
  • A disciple
    Hi Irene; the way I read about David, the Lord's testimony of him was for ever after, that David walked with God with a perfect heart all his days, (except in the matter of Bathsheba), and that he was a man after God's own heart. He very much did often ask (read the Psalms!) for wisdom and guidance. Solomon was as a child in his own eyes, when he was called by God to step into David's shoes . . .
  • Irene123
    David wasn't perfect. But, he never asked for the wisdom for himself to judge GOD'S people; GOD'S people, not his. Solomon had a hidden sin in his walk - that only knew of: pride. He should have learned from David that God is FAR wiser in judging His people than man is. Solomon asked for something that was the province of only God. God had His reasons for granting his prayer for wisdom.
  • Iola johnon
    That was wisely judge God really gives Solomon what he asked for
  • Helper
    James
    If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded"
  • Tsea Terseer
    Our leader may find deficult to get the wisdom like king solomon because they dont have faith in God.
  • Jonathan
    It is inspiring that Solomon did not ask the riches of these world but wisdom because already he got the kingdom to rule his people with wisdom from nothing can overcome wisdom that comesfrom God they can be scientics,doctors,physcologist but wisdom from God is powerful its supernatural,divine,anointed its unique can't be compared with wisdom of these world its boastful,arrogant
  • Saliena
    Unspeakable,.her unwavering love rather for him to live without her in some one's else life than for him to be put to death....what a priceless sacrifice. .we truely serve a just God....
  • M
    I know that GOD will not give anyone wisdom like HE gave to Salomon ,but I sure would like to have some of the wisdom, and knowledge and to be able to to discern the good and the bad.
  • Pat
    Awesome! What great discernment. Wise in every aspect of the situation. We serve a mighty God and Easter coming up, what a beautiful act of kindness and benefits that Jesus brought to mankind. Salvation for everyone if we accept our Lord and Savior. pg
  • Shereeka Johnson
    I have to say that when I read what Solomon asked for in the dream, my heart was cheerful and my eyes was tearful. What a great man was he, he could have asked of anything from riches to fame but he asked of wisdom to be able to judge as his father. Nowadays we ask for so many things that materialistic but what he should do is ask God to give us the understanding to be all that he has laid out for us! Amen
  • John N. for verse 9
    From here we see the Heart is neither the spirit nor the soul but the combination of the mind of the soul For understanding is of the mind and the conscience of the spirit discerning between good and evil . Watchman Nee 's writings also affirms this.
  • Emeka
    it is simply outstanding that a request void of self would generate such great promse of God.it is just amazing that God still prepares for man great riches if we obey, sacrifice right and pray righty that by the word of God
  • M
    I would love for GOD to give just some of the wisdom that HE gave to Solomon and I would love to be able to discern the good and the evil that is around us.
  • Dwight for verse 25
    just as the Bible teaches that wisdom without Christ is empty, this passage teaches that wisdom without God given love is empty. how would Solomon have been viewed if love had not removed the verdict? Praise our loving God.
  • Simarjeet Singh for verse 9
    Wisdom from Lord Jesus is not to blame others or his peoples but to understand them. So that they might me guided helped to get on the right path.
  • Mavis K K for verse 24
    The Sword represent the Word of God,which means that to every situation or challenge the Word of God has solution to it
  • Ken
    A ruthless tounge does not always speak with wicked motives.
  • Solomon humbly prayed for a wise and obedient heart. Jehovah God answered that sincere request.
  • Mikey for verse 9
    The fact that Our Father gave Us His Word in Scripture to Gain Wisdom another Testimony of His Great Love,How great thou art Lord.
  • Epiphany
    When we learn to stop asking GOD for frivolous things and as for those things that are righteous and good that will bring glory to GOD HE is faithful and just to give us not only that thing which we ask of HIM but so much more according to HIS riches in HEAVEN
  • In this verse i see the principle of asking and receiving it rily works watever u ask 4rm God he gives u exactly that and there is also bonus from that so let us not stop asking God for he is faithfull,he myt be knowing wat u want but he wants 2 hear 4rm u......james 1 vs 4~6 ,mathew 7 vs 7~11,john 14 vs 13,1st chronicles 4 vs 10
  • Friday Ogiri for verse 1
    Solomon violated the commandment of God by marrying Pharaoh's daughter; and the end he was led astray by his strange wives.
  • Sharlie
    God is faithful to give you your portion


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