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In this message from Designed Sisterhood Morning, Pastor Savannah Lindell shares a powerful teaching on wisdom titled, "It's Foolish Not to be Wise." Join us as we read about Solomon's request for wisdom in 1 Kings 3:5-14 and learn what the Bible says about the value and benefits of wisdom. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to daily ask for God's wisdom!
Scripture Reference1 Kings 3:5-14
It's Foolish Not to be Wise
1 Kings 3:5-14 NLT
That night the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream, and God said, “What do you want? Ask, and I will give it to you!” Solomon replied, “You showed great and faithful love to your servant my father, David, because he was honest and true and faithful to you. And you have continued to show this great and faithful love to him today by giving him a son to sit on his throne. “Now, O LORD my God, you have made me king instead of my father, David, but I am like a little child who doesn’t know his way around. And here I am in the midst of your own chosen people, a nation so great and numerous they cannot be counted! Give me an understanding heart so that I can govern your people well and know the difference between right and wrong. For who by himself is able to govern this great people of yours?” The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for wisdom. So God replied, “Because you have asked for wisdom in governing my people with justice and have not asked for a long life or wealth or the death of your enemies— I will give you what you asked for! I will give you a wise and understanding heart such as no one else has had or ever will have! And I will also give you what you did not ask for—riches and fame! No other king in all the world will be compared to you for the rest of your life! And if you follow me and obey my decrees and my commands as your father, David, did, I will give you a long life.”
1. What Is Wisdom?
Proverbs 9:10 NIV
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom...
2. Why Should We Seek Wisdom & What Stops Us From Doing So?
1 Kings 3:7-8 NLT
"...I am like a little child who doesn’t know his way around. And here I am in the midst of your own chosen people, a nation so great and numerous they cannot be counted!"
James 1:5 NIV
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
3. Benefits of Wisdom
Proverbs 1:1-5 TPT
Here are kingdom revelations, words to live by, and words of wisdom given to empower you to reign in life, written as proverbs by Israel’s King Solomon, David’s son. Within these sayings will be found the revelation of wisdom and the impartation of spiritual understanding. Use them as keys to unlock the treasures of true knowledge. Those who cling to these words will receive discipline to demonstrate wisdom in every relationship and to choose what is right and just and fair. These proverbs will give you great skill to teach the immature and make them wise, to give youth the understanding of their design and destiny. For the wise, these proverbs will make you even wiser, and for those with discernment, you will be able to acquire brilliant strategies for leadership.
i. Kingdom Revelations
ii. Empowered to Reign in Life
Proverbs 1:33 TPT
But the one who always listens to me will live undisturbed in a heavenly peace. Free from fear, confident and courageous, you will rest unafraid and sheltered from the storms of life.
iii. Wisdom for Every Relationship