Bible Studies for Life Lesson for October 22: Solomon: Unfailing Wisdom
October 3 2017 by Matthew Jacobs, associate pastor, First Baptist Church, Crossnore

Focal passage: 1 Kings 3:3-14; 4:29-34
There is no lack of information today.
Some might even say we have too much.
Most any burning question we have can be answered with the click of a mouse.
I remember my last course in college.
We had to give presentations to the class, and a student was giving a lesson on the pyramids of Egypt and what they were made of.
Our teacher began to question the student’s information, because it was not accurate.
The student had searched online, found something and just ran with it to get the task done.
There is so much information available today, yet how can we know what is true or untrue?
Solomon, as many of us have been told, was the wisest man on earth. He did not become this way by going to college.
No, Solomon as we see in this study, prayed to God for wisdom and discernment.
He asked for an understanding mind, so he would know how to govern his people.
The result of Solomon’s prayer was God-given wisdom. He became the wisest man ever.
We, too, must seek knowledge from God. God imparts His wisdom to us through His Word and His Holy Spirit, who helps us to understand His Word.
The outcome of Solomon’s wisdom was the benefit of others: “And people of all nations came to hear the wisdom of Solomon” (1 Kings 4:34).
People from all over the world came to learn from this man.
We, like Solomon, must seek God for understanding of what is true and false in this world.  The beautiful thing is we never have to wonder if God’s word is untrue.
The Bible is truth; it gives life, it brings change and it is what the world needs today.
Just as Solomon offered wisdom to all, we too must go and give the world the wisdom that can only come from God.

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