In I Kings 3, we read of Solomon’s request to God. God came to Solomon at night in a dream and asked him what he wanted. (I Kings 3:5)
In the Old Testament, dreams were sometimes used by God to talk to his people. While one is sleeping, he is not preoccupied with the world around him. Given the opportunity, Solomon knew what he wanted. In verse 9, he asked the LORD for an understanding heart and discernment. This pleased the LORD, and in verse 11 God promised much more than just that if he would obey Him.
This has led me to think. Solomon loved the LORD. He was not perfect, as we see at the beginning of the chapter, but he tried to please God with what he did. Such was this a habit, that when he was asleep, or in this case, when God wanted to see what he was made of, his thoughts were of God and His ways.
How would you answer the question if you were asked in your sub-conscious state? Would you jump at the opportunity to have that new car? Would you jump at the opportunity for a better job? These aren’t bad things, but at at what point would you ask for God’s wisdom?
Make it a point to put God first in every area of life. Everything we do, everything we think, and the way we react to circumstances.
I think a lot of people harbor bitterness, envy, covetousness, strife, so that given the opportunity, they have left God out!
Psalm 150:6 says, “Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.”