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  • Writer's pictureJan Weihl

Seeking Riches (2 Chronicles 1)

God knows our heart. He knows if we are focused on bringing Him glory or consumed with riches, wealth, honor and the destruction of our enemies.

Solomon revealed his heart to God as he journeyed to Gibeon and then spent the night worshipping God with sacrifices.

God's response to Solomon's faithful heart was to invite him to ask what he wished.

Solomon didn't seek riches for himself. He didn't ask for God to plunder his enemies. Instead Solomon asked for God to give him the ability to glorify and serve Him well in the position God had placed him in.

2 Chronicles 1:10-12 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people, for who can rule this great people of Yours?” God said to Solomon, “Because you had this in mind, and did not ask for riches, wealth or honor, or the life of those who hate you, nor have you even asked for long life, but you have asked for yourself wisdom and knowledge that you may rule My people over whom I have made you king, wisdom and knowledge have been granted to you. And I will give you riches and wealth and honor, such as none of the kings who were before you has possessed nor those who will come after you.

When Solomon made God the most important priority in his life, God abundantly blessed him with everything he needed and more.

If God granted your wish, as He did Solomon, what would it be?

If the eyes of Solomon's heart would have been on riches, wealth, honor or the life of those who hate him, would God have granted his wish?

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