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Weekday devotionals for Christians

Let Go and Let God

1Kings 11:1 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;
1Kings 11:2 Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.

I was reading this morning in my devotions in I Kings and I came across chapter 11 and it stuck out to me because the previous chapters were talking of the many wonderful things that Solomon did in building the tabernacle for the Lord and in bringing back the Ark of the Lord, etc.  I also read how God asked Solomon what he wanted from God as he became King of Israel.  Solomon asked for wisdom and an understanding heart so that he may rule and judge this so great a people in Israel.

1Ki 3:9  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? 

Before I get into my thought that the Lord showed me, I want to point out a few things:

1. Solomon remained humble after he became King.  He asked God for an understanding heart to judge the people with.  He knew that he did not have enough wisdom to do what God wanted him to do.  When God calls you to do something for Him, He will equip you to do the job, but you must keep humility in your heart as you learn and gain what you need to fulfill what God has for you.

2. He realized the task ahead of him was greater than he could handle.  So he asked God to give him what he needed.  There is a big difference in confidence in the Lord and arrogance in yourself.  Many people get these two confused as they cause damage with their arrogance.

3. He realized that there was only one person that could give him what he needed; that is the Lord Jesus!  Many people turn to their own devices to solve there own problems while ignoring the great God that has all of the answers.  I have been guilty of trying to manipulate the results of something instead of letting God be in control.  I will tell you that it did not turn out good when I tried to control the results.  Let go and let God!

 

 

March 28, 2012 - Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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