What Would You Ask For? (June 8)

From Open Up Your Heart: 365 Daily Devotionals by Jeff Syverson

From Open Up Your Heart: 365 Daily Devotionals by Jeff Syverson

June 8
What Would You Ask For?

Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 129:1-8 | 1 Kings 3:4-4:34 | Acts 6:1-15 | Proverbs 16:26-27

Today’s Scripture Focus: 1 Kings 3-4

At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” (1 Kings 3:5 NIV)

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?” (1 Kings 3:9 NIV)

We all need God’s wisdom–everyday. How good to know that God is delighted to give the gift of wisdom to all who ask for it. You do not have to be a king or a religious leader, he gives it freely to all of us when we ask.

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. (James 1:5, NIV)

If God were to say to you, “Ask me for anything,” what would you ask for? Solomon chose wisdom. The choice pleased God. We do the same each and every time we take the time to ask for wisdom.

[Excerpt from today’s devotional reading from Open Up Your Heart. The full devotional along with 364 others is now available at amazon.com]


About pastorjeffsneighborhood

Born and raised in Minnesota, I have served in churches in Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon and California. I am a graduate of Crown College (MN) and George Fox Evangelical Seminary (OR). I have also done additional graduate studies in New Testament Studies at the Center for Advanced Theological Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary (CA). I am also a graduate of the College of Prayer. Having served as the Academic Dean and Program Director at Horizon Institute of Los Angeles for several years, I have returned to the pastorate and serve as Pastor of Big Trees Community Bible Church in Arnold, CA.
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