Read 1 Kings 2:1 through 3:28
Many people in positions of authority make unwise decisions. That is a problem because those unwise decisions impact many others. Wisdom is crucial for those in authority.
When Solomon became king of Israel, he admitted that he did not know how to carry out his duties. He asked God for wisdom to help him rule over the people.
“So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?” (1 Kings 3:9).
God was pleased with Solomon’s prayer. He granted Solomon wisdom as well as riches and honor. God also said that Solomon needed to obey Him. Blessing comes from obedience.
But what if you do not have a position of authority? What if you lead a quiet life at home raising your children? God grants wisdom to anyone who asks for it. When we live in obedience, God blesses us.
Prayer Suggestion: God, please give me wisdom in everything I do and say.
Quicklook: 1 Kings 3:4–15
Devotional brought to you by God's Word For Today.
God's Word For Today is available from Gospel Publishing House.
AG.org News & Information
A Centennial Pilgrimage to Hot Springs
Approximately 300 people gathered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Assemblies of God in Hot Springs, Arkansas, April 10-11. In addition to honoring the past and retracing the steps of the founding members of the Assemblies of God, those present experienced a powerful prayer and worship service, where the gifts of the Spirit were evident.
Plans for August AG Centennial Moving Forward
The Assemblies of God Centennial Celebration will take place August 5-10 in Springfield, Missouri. All services will be live-streamed and a prayer initiative called "Flock: Soar Together" will be offered for the 10 weeks leading up to the centennial event.
TV Versions of End Times Don't Line Up with the Biblical View
Although there are plenty of reality television shows about preparing for the end of the world, none of them seem to understand or line-up with the reality of what the Bible says the end times will bring — spiritual preparation is the only hope!
From Fame to Faith: The Anthony Greve Story
The lead guitar in the hard rock band, Pop Evil, Tony Greve seemingly had the world by the tail, but nothing — the fame, the women, the drugs, the partying — could fill the emptiness inside of him. Then he encountered Christ and hope came alive, but his journey was not without serious challenges!
Light for the Lost Brings Hope to Rwanda and Beyond
Just 20 years ago, the Rwanda Assemblies of God was nearly wiped out. Today, the church is flourishing with more than 40,000 believers and 150 established churches. Light for the Lost is playing a key role in supplying churches and leaders in Rwanda with the resources they need to reach people for Christ.