God said, “Ask what I shall give you.”
1 Kings 3:5
Solomon was the heir-apparent of King David. He knew he’d be the next king as soon as David died.
And that’s what happened. Solomon ascended to the throne of his father, David. He was the most powerful man in Israel and, indeed, in the Middle East at the time.
He could have anything he wanted, and he pretty much did!
Then God comes to him in a dream and said, “Ask what I shall give you.”
I think that this is like Bill Gates or Warren Buffet handing you a blank, signed check and saying, “Do what you would like.”
Solomon could have asked for long life. He could have asked for more land and territory to rule over. He could have asked for riches beyond anyone’s imagination.
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