Solomon Asking the Lord for Wisdom During a Dream Encounter

Interesting read! Imagine meeting up with God in a dream, and being asked for a wish to come true—just like stories we hear about the genie that came out from flask. Having been given his freedom, the grateful genie would be asking for 3 wishes from his “emancipator” to fulfill…But this story is different from the one in the Bible. There are many ways to interpret this whole biblical story…I leave it up to your wonderful imagination…Read on

1 Kings 3:4-13
4 Solomon went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, because that was the most renowned high place. Upon its altar Solomon offered a thousand holocausts. 5 In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream at night. God said, “Ask something of me and I will give it to you.” 6 Solomon answered “You have shown great favor to your servant, my father David, because he behaved faithfully toward you, with justice and an upright heart; and you have continued this great favor toward him, even today, seating a son of his on his throne. 7 O LORD, my God, you have made me, your servant, king to succeed my father David; but I am a mere youth, not knowing at all how to act. 8 I serve you in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a people so vast that it cannot be numbered or counted. 9 Give your servant, therefore, an understanding heart to judge your people and to distinguish right from wrong. For who is able to govern this vast people of yours?” 10 The LORD was pleased that Solomon made this request. 11 So God said to him, “Because you have asked for this — not for a long life for yourself, nor for riches, nor for the life of your enemies, but for understanding so that you may know what is right — 12 I do as you requested. I give you a heart so wise and understanding that there has never been anyone like you up to now, and after you there will come no one to equal you. 13 In addition, I give you what you have not asked for, such riches and glory that among kings there is not your like.”

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