5 Lessons from the Life of King Solomon

One of the most famous stories in the Bible was that of King Solomon.

After he became King, God appeared to him in an dream and asked him what he wanted. Solomon replied that he wanted Wisdom. He has been praised for centuries for making a rare choice, one many people admit they wouldn't. However at that point when He was asking for Wisdom, Solomon didn't lack it. It takes a wise man to request for wisdom. You can not be Oliver Twist with wisdom, knowledge and understanding. (my people perish for lack of...) In fact he was one of the wisest persons in Israel at that time, if not the wisest - an every action he took starting from the time he was given the throne until God appeared showed this.


Solomon understood two things at that point.

1) The power of Sacrifice 2) The Importance of Wisdom.

The first made him get God's attention because it was after he sacrificed 1000 burnt offerings that God appeared.

He needed the second to Rule Israel well.


But why did Solomon ask for Wisdom?

In Proverbs 4, he told us why.

He was the closest to David, and while others were scheming on different ways to take the throne. Solomon was learning what it took to be a King


It takes Wisdom to ask for Wisdom.

Even without God deciding to make Solomon the Richest Man that ever Lived, Solomon knew that Wisdom was the Principal thing that can help you get whatever you want. No matter what field that you find yourself in, there is a Wisdom that would help you rise to the top of that field.

And there are also sacrifices that you need to make, it can come in the form of time, energy and money.

An unwillingness to make Sacrifices will make you continue living a Mediocre life.


We live in a generation where all what many people want to do is take take take.

While Simultaneously wasting their time, energy and money on things that won't take them anyway closer to their goals.

There are 98 days left in this year, most people will still waste and start shouting new year, new me in January.


Anything that has to do with giving you call a scam.

Paying for Mentorship, paying Tithe, honoring people that God has placed in your life.

Someone told me that I was wicked for charging people money for what I found on Google, I told him to go and find it too.


When Isaac was telling Esau to hunt and Prepare food for him so that he could bless him.

It wasn't as if it was the food that qualified him for the blessing, there is always something that Honour stirs up that goes beyond laying of hands.

Same thing with God.


God doesn't ask you to give so that he can get something from you.

Psalm 24:1 said that "the Earth is the Lord's and it's fullness thereof"

God asks you to give do that he can pass things through you. Stewardship with what you are given is what proves to God that you can be trusted with more.


The Lord's Prayer said. Give Us this Day our daily Bread. It didn't say, "Give me this Day my daily Bread"

Anything that God gives isn't for you alone, and the more you give where he commanded, the more He can trust you with More.








3. Wisdom brings Wealth

While Forbes and History say the Richest Man to ever live was Mansa Mussa of Mali ($400 billion), the bible says the Richest Man to ever live was King Solomon of Israel. According to the Bible, King Solomon ($2.2 trillion) ruled from 970 BC to 931 BC, and during this time he is said to have received 25 tons of gold for each of the 39 years of his reign, which would be worth trillions of dollars in 2019.

Thats what the Bible, Forbes, and History say.

Accordingas to Mikozi, ife kwathu nkusadziwa, zonse tasiya miManja mwa ambuye

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