Ask What I Shall Give You…

Ask What I Shall Give You…

When we come before the Lord and seek His wisdom, but have a tattered heart, it is known straight away. Our heart is revealed before the Lord and we can not hide it from Him. His eyes see right to the marrow of our bones. It is only when our heart is exposed that we can accept the Truth of our Lord. It is when we hit rock bottom that we are forced to see His face before us that we accept the Truth that we have lived according to the evil in our hearts instead of living by the goodness of God.

We find that Solomon may be one of the first to ask God a question that neither challenges, nor questions God’s authority and certainly doesn’t ask a question for riches, for power or control of God’s children. This is very pleasing to God.

We should ask God questions that are pleasing unto His ear. We should ask question that are seeking, first, His favor and blessing for a task that honors our Lord, gives praise to our Lord and shows the highest respect for our Lord. These questions go to the front-of-the-line of importance as the questions seeking riches, challenging Gods authority or questioning His will will fall upon deaf ears.

In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give you. ~ 1 Kings 3:5 KJB

The Lord appears to us, in all kinds of ways and places, but usually in our dreams, and Solomon teaches us that it is our responsibility to respond to these dreams and visions.

And Your servant is in the midst of Your people which You have chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude. Give therefore Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge these Your great people? ~ 1 Kings 3:8-9 KJB

Our identity in Christ is the single most important attribute of our walk with Christ. Having our identity in Christ opens the doors to God and opens the doors to seeking, first, His wisdom, direction and the Comfort and Counsel of the Holy Spirit. At this point we should learn how to ask questions of God. Asking for a new car, a house, a job or anything else that is of a personal nature will typically fall short. Asking for wisdom that glorify God; asking for direction on how to glorify His children, help His children or supporting His children; seeking the Mind of Christ to show respect towards His children or towards our Lord. These questions are pleasing to our Lord, our God, our Savior, Jesus Christ, Emmanuel.

And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing. And God said unto him, Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked for yourself long life; neither has asked riches for yourself, nor has asked the life of your enemies; but have asked for yourself understanding to discern judgment; behold, I have done according to your words: lo, I have given you a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like you before you, neither after you shall any arise like unto you. And I have also given you that which was not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto you all thy days. And if you will walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as your father David did walk, then I will lengthen your days. ~ 1 Kings 3:10-14 KJB

As Jesus Christ teaches us in the Testimony of Matthew 7, if we ask for that which is righteous it will be given unto us – Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of God, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.

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