Daily Words of Encouragement
By Priest Knight Scopas Juma Kamonde
Our Verse of Today (27/11/2017)
“King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth.” (2 Chronicles 9: 22)
The Title of Our Today’s Topic: The Blessed Kingdom of Solomon
The previous verse tells us about the reasons or sources of the greatness of King Solomon.
From our verse of today we can learn these very important and valuable points:
1. Truly King Solomon had very great wisdom not because of his education or personal efforts but it was a free gift from God to help him so as to rule the people of Israel perfectly and of course during his reign he did a lot of big achievements in his kingdom.
2. Because of King Solomon’s wisdom he became so rich and even his kingdom was so rich especially because he managed to encourage trading with the nations through which a lot of things had been brought to his kingdom on top of them; gold, silver, precious stones, woods, etc.
3. Based on the success of King Solomon in the management of his kingdom’s economy, the kingdom of Israel during his time was so blessed; economically, politically, socially and even spiritually specially before his fall in the sin of encouraging the worship of other gods or paganism.
My dear fellow Christians in general and Churches’ leaders in particular, of course we can bring success to ourselves through personal efforts like any other non-godly people can do. But our true and blessed success must come from God by granting us His wisdom and blessing all our efforts.