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If Wishes Come True

Devotional for Sunday, January 26, 2020
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If you could make three wishes that would all come true, what would you choose? Go ahead, think about it. Now, what if you could have only one with, what would it be?

Many people fantasize that, just like in fictional stories, they might discover a genie in a bottle who could grant their very heart’s desire. In make-believe tales the lucky person often wishes for money, the affection of a person they love, or power and fame. (I’d probably make that third with some version of “I wish for 1,000 more wishes.”)

Although I’ve heard lots of fantasy tales about wild wishes coming true, I’ve only heard one true story about it. After Solomon became king, God told him in a dream, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you” (1 Kings 3:5). The all powerful, mighty God of the universe told a simple man that he could ask for absolutely anything! Solomon could have sought power to conquer the world or to live for hundreds of years. Instead, he requested wisdom.  “Give our servant, then, a wise heart for judging your people, able to see what is good and what is evil” (verse 9, BBE).

The young king must have been a pretty smart guy already, because that was a wise thing to request. It so pleased the Lord that He promised to give Solomon even more blessings: “So God said to him, ‘Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for – both wealth and honor – so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. And if you walk in obedience to me and keep my decrees and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life” (verses 11-14). When Solomon asked for wisdom to do God’s will, God gave him wisdom – plus everything else that he could ever need.

FROM Momentum by Heather Quintana, Pg 178

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