1 KINGS‬ ‭4‬:‭32‬-‭34‬ ‭‬‬

“He composed some 3,000 proverbs and wrote 1,005 songs. He could speak with authority about all kinds of plants, from the great cedar of Lebanon to the tiny hyssop that grows from cracks in a wall. He could also speak about animals, birds, small creatures, and fish. And kings from every nation sent their ambassadors to listen to the wisdom of Solomon.”

1 Kings‬ ‭4‬:‭32‬-‭34‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Despite the fact that this chapter highlights in great detail Solomons prowess and accolades, it isn’t a passage about Solomon at all. In point of fact, this is a passage about God and the blessings of seeking God. When we seek first a right relationship with him, and we apply his knowledge to the world we live in, his blessings and knowledge create safety, wealth and prosperity. For Solomon, this was an abundance of material wealth, for others it may be a different type of wealth. Nonetheless, when we pursue God, we grow to not want anything, to be easily content and to feel safe in his arms. This is not only his promise to us, but it is part of his imminent blessing, that waits for us to simply ask him sincerely for it. For Solomon, this came from asking for wisdom to properly govern all that had been thrust upon him. Many Christian’s spend a great deal of time sabotaging God’s blessings in their life and others because they had no wisdom. Ironically, they doubt blessings ever came.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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