Solomon is offered the chance to ask for whatever he wishes. By choosing wisdom and discernment, Solomon has chosen care for his subjects over glory for himself. Can we focus our lives and wisdom on the needs of the world around us?
Worship this week –
Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School, Adult Bible Study and fellowship
10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship and Rite of Confirmation!
Devotions for this week:
Solomon’s Wisdom (Confirmation Day) – October 28, 2018
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
\READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Monday, 1 Kings 6:1-22, Solomon Builds the Temple
Tuesday, 1 Kings 8:1-13, Dedication of the Temple
Wednesday, 1 Kings 8:54-61, Solomon Blesses the Assembly
Thursday, 1 Kings 10:1-13, Visit of the Queen of Sheba
Friday, 1 Kings 10:14-29, Visit of the Queen of Sheba
Saturday, 1 Kings 11:1-13, Solomon’s Errors
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
And God said, “Ask what I should give you.” And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant my father David… Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern between good and evil; for who can govern this your great people?” (1 Kings 3:5-6a, 9)
The enslaved Israelites made it out of Egypt under Moses’ leadership. So far, so good. But now, the Egyptian army advances nearer. How long will faith in their leader endure? Perhaps the better question is, who is really in charge here?
- Where do you see justice carried out in your community? Where do you see injustice? What might you do to further the work of justice in your community?
- What does wisdom mean to you? How can you use your wisdom to do God’s work?
- For the littles: Who is the wisest person you know? God gives people wisdom, and will give you wisdom, too.
PRAY: O Lord, your wisdom is often beyond our grasp. Give us discerning minds to know your will, and willing hearts to carry it out, for the sake of your son, Jesus. Amen.
BLESS: May God grant you wisdom. Amen.