Today’s reading II Chronicles 8-11
II Chronicles 9:23 And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.
Solomon was an extremely wise man, the wisest. It is easy to think of how smart he was, how educated he was, how much he read and thought but more true is that God gave him that wisdom.
We want to think in terms of what a man has accomplished. We rarely think of God doing something. When we think in terms of how wise we are or what we have accomplished we put the emphasis in the wrong place and get glory for ourselves.
People are coming from every where to hear the wisdom that Solomon speaks. It is easy to see the man and elevate him. It is easy to think of him as something special but the Scriptures are clear, God put it in his heart.
I want to remember that God lifts up and puts down. It is God that makes us and gives us all that we have.
We should work as hard as we can but never forget that it is all about Him, what He has done, what He is doing, and He gets all the glory!