The Beginning of Wisdom

Pastor David Nelson’s sermon brought us the “back story” of King Solomon and his request for wisdom (1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14).  God grants Solomon’s request and he becomes known far and wide for his great wisdom; his ability to understand and govern great numbers of people.

The Bible shows, however, that there were other versions of King Solomon’s character. He may have been blessed with great discernment and judgement, but he was also a human being with faults, flaws and indulgences.

We all experience paradox, with opposing versions of who we are and how we live our lives. Pastor Nelson asks, “Is it possible to lose God’s dream in ours?” “If wealth is a blessing, was “dirt poor” Jesus unblessed?”  Like Solomon, we have our moments of greatness as well as weakness. And like Solomon,  in the end we are all loved by God despite our human failings. That is the promise of God’s wisdom!

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