…Psalm 72: Solomon: Wiser Than All Men

wisdom
IS A GIFT OF GOD
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He spoke three thousand proverbs, and his songs were one thousand and five.
He spoke of trees, from the cedar tree of Lebanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall. 
He spoke also of animals, of birds, of creeping things, and of fish. And men of all nations, from all the kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom–
Came to hear the wisdom of Solomon.
1 Kings 4:31-34
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God’s faithfulness to the Davidic Covenant demanded that Solomon would have to walk in accordance with all of God’s will.

PSALM 72   A Psalm Of Solomon, A Prophesy for the Coming Messiah

1     Give the king Your judgments, O God, and Your righteousness to the king’s Son.
2     He will judge Your people with righteousness, and Your poor with justice.
3     The mountains will bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.
4    He will bring justice to the poor of the people–  
     He will save the children of the needy, and will break in pieces the oppressor.
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5    They shall fear You as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.
6     He shall come down like rain upon the grass before mowing,
     Like showers that water the earth.
7    In His days the righteous shall flourish, and abundance of peace,
      Until the moon is no more.
8   He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.
9     Those who dwell in the wilderness will bow before Him, and His enemies will lick the dust.
10   The kings of Tarshish and of the isles will bring presents–
     The kings of Sheba and Seba will offer gifts.
11     Yes, all kings shall fall down before Him; all nations shall serve Him.
12     For He will deliver the needy when he cries, the poor also, and him who has no helper.
13     He will spare the poor and needy, and will save the souls of the needy.
14     He will redeem their life from oppression and violence;
     And precious shall be their blood in His sight–
15   And He shall live.   And the gold of Sheba will be given to Him;
     Prayer also will be made for Him continually, and daily He shall be praised.
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16     There will be an abundance of grain in the earth, on the top of the mountains–
     Its fruit shall wave like Lebanon, and those of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.
17    His name shall endure forever!    His name shall continue as long as the sun.
     And men shall be blessed in Him. All nations shall call Him blessed.
18   Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, Whom only does wondrous things!
19   And blessed be His glorious name forever!  And let the whole earth be filled with His glory.
     Amen and Amen.
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Solomon’s Prayer
     6   Then Solomon said, “You have shown great lovingkindness to Your servant David my father, according as he walked before You in truth and righteousness and uprightness of heart toward You.  You have reserved for him this great lovingkindness, that You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
     7   “Now, O Lord my God, You have made Your servant king in place of my father David, I am yet but a child; I do not know how to go out or come in.
     8   “Your servant is in the midst of Your people which You have chosen, a great people who are too many to be numbered or counted.
     9     “So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people , to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?”     [1 Kings 6-9]
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GOD’s Answer
      10    It was pleasing in the sight of the Lord that Solomon had asked this thing.
      11    God said to him, “Because you have asked this and have not asked for      yourself long life, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have you asked for the life of  your enemies, but have asked for yourself discernment to understand justice –
    12   behold, I have done according to your words. Behold, I have given you a wise and discerning heart, so that there has been no one like you before you, nor shall one like you arise after you.
     13     “I have also given you what you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that there  will not be any among the kings like you all your days.
     14   “If you walk in My ways, keeping My statutes and commandments, as your father   David walked, then I will prolong your days.”
     15  Then Solomon awoke, and behold, it was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem and stood before the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and made peace offerings, and made a feast for all his servants.      [1 Kings 19-15]
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If Solomon would adhere to the high standard of God’s will and His Word… 
Everything will all depend on Solomon’s walk before God …
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God’s faithfulness to the Davidic Covenant demanded that Solomon would have to walk in accordance with all of God’s principles and His will for the people of Israel.
Wisdom is a gift from God.  What we do with it and the choices we make is just as important.

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