Devotional – Distinguish Discernment

1 Kings 3:7-9 “Now, LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”

Seems to me that Solomon was a pretty wise dude. For starters, he recognized his own inability to accomplish the duties he’d been given. Not only that, but he knew where he needed to go for help. His humble request for assistance wasn’t a bigger budget or more discretionary spending. Not a larger kingdom, health or long life. He asked to have a discerning heart. The ability to tell right from wrong. Yeah. Smart dude. Continue reading