Daily Bible Reading:
- Day 1: 1 Kings 1:1-53
- Day 2: 1 Kings 3:1-28
- Day 3: 1 Kings 9:1-28
- Day 4: 1 Kings 11:1-43
- Day 5: 1 Kings 12:1-33
Week 37: 1 Kings 3:5-14 (Solomon Prays for Wisdom)
- Who would you consider to be the wisest person you know and how has your life been influenced by this person’s wisdom?
- In our story, David’s son, Solomon, had become the King of Israel and the Lord appeared to him in a dream. What did the Lord ask of Solomon in this dream? What was Solomon’s response?
- What do you think is the difference between wisdom and knowledge? What difference is there between “worldly wisdom” and “godly wisdom?” Why did Solomon say that he needed godly wisdom?
- In his wisdom, King Solomon wrote the book of Proverbs. Read Proverbs 9:10. What did Solomon say was the beginning of wisdom? In what way did Solomon’s request for wisdom reflect the principle of Proverbs 9:10.
- Why is asking God for wisdom better than asking Him for long life or riches? Since God was please with Solomon’s request, what other blessings did He promise to give him? What conditions did God place on His promise to lengthen Solomon’s days? Why is this important?
- In what ways was Solomon’s request a great example to follow? Read James 1:5. What assurance did James give in this verse? In addition to praying for wisdom, what other spiritual disciplines help us to acquire godly wisdom?
- In what ways does godly wisdom affect your everyday choices? In recent decisions, how have you been influence by worldly or godly wisdom?
- Is there any area in your life today where we can pray for God to give you wisdom?
- Let’s pray for one another today in that specific area of our lives where we need godly wisdom.