24.4 – Devotion

Have you ever been in a situation where you simply didn’t know what to do? No option seemed better or worse than another, and there you were, stuck in the middle of the two. In a situation like that, you might just want someone to tell you which decision was the right one so that you would know what to do. Because our actions should glorify God, our decisions can have a big impact.

King Solomon was in a lot of these situations, and the decisions that he made would affect all of Israel. He knew that God knows everything, from everything in the past, present, and future to the number of hairs on your head. He asked God to give him wisdom so that he could make the right decisions, and God granted it to him. Solomon used his God-given wisdom to do God’s will by building Him a temple so that the people could worship Him there. God was pleased with Solomon, and He blessed him with riches and power.

Like Solomon, we can also ask God for wisdom so that we can follow His will and glorify Him. While decision-making can be difficult, especially when the stakes are high, God has a plan for us and our lives. His wisdom is greater than that of any person’s, and only wisdom from Him will guide us in the right direction. God will always answer our prayers and will guide us to make the right decision.

  1. Think of a time where you had to make a hard decision. What was it? Why was the decision hard to make?
  2. Why is God’s wisdom greater than ours?
  3. What’s another time in the Bible that God shows and uses His wisdom?

Let’s pray:

Dear God, You are the source of all knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. We know that we have sinful and imperfect thoughts. Please give us Your holy wisdom so that we can follow Your will and glorify You. In Your name we pray. Amen.