Solomon’s Wisdom – 1 Kings 3:5-15

Aladdin using Solomon's Wisdom
Aladdin using Solomon’s Wisdom

On Monday we learned about the characters from the anime Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic. On that day we learned about the predicament of Alibaba being the chosen one to lead his people to growth and prosperity but he felt he was unworthy. We used that to remind us about how Moses was chosen by God and felt that he was unworthy to lead the his people out of Egypt from the clutches of the Pharaoh. Today, we will focus on Aladdin, the mysterious Magi who chose Alibaba to be a future king and his best friend.

Aladdin uses a special ability that he gained from his old djinn friend Ugo, Solomon’s Wisdom. Solomon’s Wisdom in this series is a special ability that only Aladdin has. It gives him the power to see and understand, all present, past, and future. He becomes an omniscient being when using the ability. He also gains the power to summon spirits of those that has passed away so they can say their last goodbyes. A very useful ability in the series. However, he seems to use it more like a power boost to his own mystical abilities.

The most interesting thing about Solomon’s Wisdom the ability is how he got it in the first place and what it actually does. How he actually uses it. It’s very similar to the son of King David, King Solomon that we read about in the Kings and Chronicles books of the bible. Not sure how? Well let’s discuss.

As stated earlier Solomon was the King of Israel that succeeded his father King David. He was known as one of the wisest of kings of Israel in its history. Now your next question would be how did he get so wise. Well it starts in I Kings 3:5:

I Kings 3:5 – At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask! What shall I give you?” (NKJV)

We see that God appeared to Solomon in a dream to ask him what does he want. God in that dream gave Solomon a blank check. He can ask for whatever he wanted. Aladdin was experiencing like standards but slightly more dire. He was out due to exhausting himself. As he slept he needed an edge and during his dream his Djinn friend Ugo guided him to what he needed.

Solomon on the other hand shown gratitude to God for not being a kind and generous God to himself but to his father as well (I Kings 3:6). He then proceeded to ask God for something many of us would not ask for if given a blank check. Solomon said:

I Kings 3:7-8 – “Now, O Lord my God, You have made Your servant king instead of my father David, but I am a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. And Your servantis in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen, a great people, too numerous to be numbered or counted. Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?” (NKJV)

God did something miraculous. He gave a once and life time offer that could never be repeated again. God said to Solomon, “ “Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked long life for yourself, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice,12 behold, I have done according to your words; see, I have given you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has not been anyone like you before you, nor shall any like you arise after you. 13 And I have also given you what you have not asked: both riches and honor, so that there shall not be anyone like you among the kings all your days. 14 So if you walk in My ways, to keep My statutes and My commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.” (1 Kings 3:11-14, NKJV). 

Solomon’s Wisdom was slightly overblown to omniscient power in the Magi series but in the bible we see that absolute knowledge and understanding and a faithfulness to God can make a difference in your life. God may not offer you the Wisdom he gave Solomon but let’s follow what Solomon did. He approached God with gratitude and he asked for knowledge. Long life and riches means nothing if you don’t know what to do with it. Ask for the wisdom that only God can give you. You don’t even have to be a magi like Aladdin or a King like Solomon to see that when you have the gift of wisdom. The skies will be the limit and God will have the power to take you there.

Prayer
Heavenly Father, I am thankful and grateful for what you have given me already. However, I know that I know you made that once in a lifetime deal with Solomon.  To give him wisdom that brought him to heights that no other man would be able to reach. Heavenly father you don’t have to give me the knowledge you gave Solomon but if you can give me as much as possible I will be blessed beyond belief. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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Solomon’s Wisdom – 1 Kings 3:5-15

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