1 Kings 35 In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.
6 And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
7 And now, O Lord my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.
8 And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.
9 Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?
10 And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
11 And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;
12 Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.
13 And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.
14 And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.
Solomon the 3rd King of Israel became the wisest and most knowledgeable King that ever was and ever will be. No man after him will ever match his knowledge and wisdom. (see verse 12).
Any man the wishes to gain a portion of Solomon's knowledge and wisdom should read what Solomon said and wrote:
- Proverbs is a source of knowledge and wisdom Solomon was given by God.
- Song of Solomon
The fear of the is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
|I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.|
Are we wise enough to not repeat the same errors over?
Man's Life Span prior to the limited aging
Prior to Gods decree in Genesis 6:3, men lived in some cases over 900 years. But because of his wickedness, God limited man's life span to 120 years.
3 And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
Many including myself, believe that man was so advanced, that his imagination took him to where we are getting today: Genetic Manipulations.
Not knowing what triggered God to destroy the Earth, could cause us to lack the wisdom to not go there.