19th March 2023: Our Daily deLIGHT~1st Day-Wisdom
To be graced with the Spirit of Wisdom is more vital than we may realize at times. It can truly be the difference between life and death by whether we choose to inquire of our heavenly Father and walk in it or lean to our own wisdom. As we’ve mentioned before, James 1:5 says, “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of Elohim , who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” That’s a promise that we can have complete faith in and receive!! The key is to stop and take the time to inquire of YHVH concerning it. Below we will read in the Kings account where Solomon inquired of YHVH for understanding and the ability to discern between good and evil. But this cannot come without wisdom, which we will see in the coming verses.
1 Kings 3:7-9 says,
7 Now, O YHVH my Elohim, You have made Your servant king in place of my father David, yet I am but a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. [Notice the humility of Solomon.]
8 Your servant is in the midst of Your people which You have chosen, a great people who are too many to be numbered or counted.
9 So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?”
YHVH granted Solomon’s request and afterward he went to Jerusalem to give offerings and hold a feast for his servants. Following that he had an opportunity to walk in the wisdom granted to him. Wisdom that was the difference between life and death.
1 Kings 3:16-28 says,
Solomon Wisely Judges
16 Then two women who were harlots came to the king and stood before him.
17 The one woman said, “Oh, my lord, this woman and I live in the same house; and I gave birth to a child while she was in the house.
18 It happened on the third day after I gave birth, that this woman also gave birth to a child, and we were together. There was no stranger with us in the house, only the two of us in the house. [No one to be a witness to what the truth is]
19 This woman’s son died in the night, because she lay on it.
20 So she arose in the middle of the night and took my son from beside me while your maidservant slept, and laid him in her bosom, and laid her dead son in my bosom.
21 When I rose in the morning to nurse my son, behold, he was dead; but when I looked at him carefully in the morning, behold, he was not my son, whom I had borne.”
22 Then the other woman said, “No! For the living one is my son, and the dead one is your son.” But the first woman said, “No! For the dead one is your son, and the living one is my son.” Thus they spoke before the king.
23 Then the king said, “The one says, ‘This is my son who is living, and your son is the dead one’; and the other says, ‘No! For your son is the dead one, and my son is the living one.’”
24 The king said, “Get me a sword.” So they brought a sword before the king.
25 The king said, “Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other.”
26 Then the woman whose child was the living one spoke to the king, for she was deeply stirred over her son and said, “Oh, my lord, give her the living child, and by no means kill him.” But the other said, “He shall be neither mine nor yours; divide him!”
27 Then the king said, “Give the first woman the living child, and by no means kill him. She is his mother.”
28 When all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had handed down, they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of Elohim was in him to administer justice.
If we have not done so before, may we bow in our hearts before our heavenly Father and ask Him to give us the Spirit of Wisdom. To daily and consistently inquire of our Creator for His wisdom could make all the difference in the outcome of our situations.
Have a blessed and shalom filled day!!
Shalom & Blessings,
River of Life Tabernacle
Great peace have they who love Your law. Psalm 119:165a