Psalm 132:11-12. NIV.
The Lord swore an oath to David, a sure oath he will not revoke: “One of your own descendants I will place on your throne. If your sons keep my covenant and the statutes I teach them, then their sons will sit on your throne for ever and ever”.
In spite of his sins, David remained faithful to God. When he died, his son Solomon became king. When asked what he wanted from God, Solomon asked for wisdom and it was granted him. However, Solomon would give in to the demands of his wives and built multiple sacrificial altars and shrines to their gods.
In spite of the gift of a wise heart, he faltered. This would mark the end of a unified kingdom. God kept his promise, but Solomon failed. What is it that you ask of God?
I had to ask myself what I was doing with my gift. I realized that there was a time I constantly asked God for patience in the presence of anger. what I really wanted was for everything to go so smoothly that I would have no need to practice patience “Thank you, Lord, for giving me an opportunity for practicing the gift of patience which you have given me in the face of severed provocation I repeated this phrase in silence within me BE CALM, PATIENCE! To Myself, when I was pushed to the wall by a sister.
God is abundantly faithful So, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
The blessing of the LORD brings [true] riches, And He adds no sorrow to it [for it comes as a blessing from God]. (Proverbs 10:22).
The gift from God gives you the ability to be resolute, unwavering in decision making. In the book of Romans 11:29 says, “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.” “Without repentance” means that God won’t change His mind about what He has called you to do. The calling here gives you the identity you’re known for.
Solomon used his gift of wisdom in many ways, but his failure to remain faithful to the one true God was his downfall. May we all seek ways to use our gifts wisely, and remain faithful children of the one true God.
Gracious God thank you so much for your promises and your faithfulness towards us. You have promised us eternal life as with David and Solomon you have given us gift of distinction, all we need to do is remain faithful in obedience to your words, please help us with the wisdom and the Will that we may need in time of trials not to fail in Jesus name amen.
May we all seek to honour God and ways to use our gift wisely without fail. Bible Reading:- 2peter 1:1-21.
Thanks for Reading, Remain Blessed!. Mrs Blessing Onugha ❤️.