“And all Israel heard of the judgment that the king had rendered, and they stood in awe of the king, because they perceived that the wisdom of God was in him to do justice.” (1 Kings 3:28, ESV).
I Kings 3 includes the story of King Solomon’s prayer for wisdom and then his first official act as king in applying the wisdom God gave him.
Two women brought a child before King Solomon each claiming he was her son. Solomon pronounced his judgment that the child should be divided in two and a half given to each woman.
One woman asked Solomon to instead give the child to the other while one was satisfied with the child being divided in half (and killed). Then Solomon knew the woman who wanted to spare the child’s life was, in fact, the real mother and he gave the child to her.
When all the people in Israel heard about the wise judgment that Solomon rendered in this case, they knew that God had given him wisdom to execute justice in the land.
In other words, Solomon was perceived to be a trustworthy leader because he had God’s wisdom and he used this wisdom to render justice.
Furthermore, the people thought he was awesome (“they stood in awe of the king”)!
Do people perceive you as trustworthy? There shouldn’t be any doubt about your “trustability” if you are a Christian.
Each of us must use the wisdom God gives when we are born again to speak and act justly, to say what we mean and to mean what we say!
And when you do, then God can make you awesome!
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” (James 1:5, ESV).
- Knowledge Vs Wisdom/can You Have One Without the Other (mcsellersthoughtofthedaydotcom.wordpress.com)
Pingback: an ecclesiastical look at east Africa’s story | Evana H Moriel