The blog is going up later and later these days. What can I say? It’s summer! But alas, I’m here and ready to rattle on about today’s Trailblazer.
I have to pause at this point and tell you that while I’m about a week behind in my read-the-Bible-through reading plan, I am thoroughly enjoying my reading time these days. I’m trying to read two entries a day right now so I can catch up, and I can say with all truthfulness that it’s just not a struggle right now at all. I’m the first to admit that sometimes I do fall behind because the reading seems to be a drudgery. (I sure hope I don’t get struck down by lightening for saying that; it’s just the honest truth!) But other times I absolutely delight in reading the daily passages from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs.
Today I read about Solomon. I just said goodbye to his father David yesterday (learned so much from him this time around!) and Solomon has just settled securely onto his throne after taking out a few disloyal trouble makers.
While you’re probably aware that Solomon didn’t end that well, he did lead a life worth noting. He took the throne at a relatively young age evidently and, as noted earlier, had to deal with a little bit of confusion and disloyalty at the beginning of his reign. But he eventually managed to build the Temple in which God would reign and, boy, did he do a splendid job. It must have been a spectacular masterpiece, unequaled since then.
But I won’t be building any temples any time soon and you probably won’t either (except the ones the Holy Spirit now resides in of course! that would be me and you, our very bodies!), so I won’t dwell on that today. Instead, let’s talk about the other thing people from all over the world came to Jerusalem for besides the temple – the wisdom of Solomon.
I found it interesting as I read today to discover that Solomon didn’t just ask God for wisdom, as I’d always thought he did. He actually asked for a specific kind of wisdom.