Welcome to *03/11* and the *GRANDEST REQUEST TO ASK* is in *1Kings 03/11*-
_”And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment”_
Solomon was given an unparalleled opportunity by God to ask for anything- _”In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.”_ vs 5
Amidst myriad of things to ask, Solomon asked only for an understanding heart- _”Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?”_ vs 9
God became well pleased with Solomon for asking ONLY for an understanding heart to discern judgment- _”And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.”_ vs 10
God also became more pleased with him for not asking for long life, riches and life of his enemies!
Unfortunately the three things of long life, riches and life of his enemies that Solomon was commended and respected for not asking are what we daily bother God with.
Solomon never asked for these three things but the getting of understanding heart opened to him floodgates of long life, riches and peace- _”And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days. And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.”_ vs 13,14
“`The grandest grant you need from God is not long life.
The grandest grant you need from God is not riches.
The grandest grant you need from God is not the life of your enemies.
The grandest grant to pursue, possess and practice is an understanding heart to discern judgment.“`
The more understanding heart you can possess and practice will determine how outstanding you will become on earth like Solomon- _”Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.”_ vs 12
*Before all your gettings, GET UNDERSTANDING!*
*Beyond all your gettings, GET UNDERSTANDING!*
*Above all your gettings, GET UNDERSTANDING!*
*No matter all your gettings, GET UNDERSTANDING!*
_O Lord lavish me with understanding to discern judgment so as to be outstanding and distinguished before all and sundry in Jesus name._
*PURSUE, POSSESS AND PRACTICE UNDERSTANDING*
*GOD’S RECIPIENT OF DIVINE UNDERSTANDING*
_#ORACLE FOR THE DAY# tunde-ogunsina#_