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QT 1 Kings 3:16-28

April 7, 2015

In today’s QT, Solomon displays the wisdom God gave. It was a very clever way to determine the true mother. So, after spending some time thinking about what to ask for God yesterday, it came down to this line of thinking. Well, first I know that there is God’s vision to save everyone, and I want my father to be saved sooner rather than later, along with everyone who’s currently suffering injustice or being prosecuted for being Christians, and most importantly just being able to be with God at all times. There are many great non-selfish things to ask for, however I think when God was asking Solomon, he was asking for something on the selfish side. The times were different. Solomon lived in a time before Christ, and I live in a world after Christ. There is the bible and the holy spirit. All the wisdom I might ever need, I already have full access to through the bible and the Holy Spirit, if I don’t get in the way. It’s not that the wisdom is not there, but it’s that I don’t always seek it, and that sometime I get in the way the interpretation, and interpret it however I want it to be interpreted. Then, it seem the greatest thing to have in Christ-saved world is ability for myself to die with Jesus like in Galatians 2:20 - I have been crucified with Christ such that I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the son of God who loved me and gave himself for me. This too is possible through the Holy Spirit. A thankful heart was also something that is there, but strangely difficult to hold on to after a while. Anyways, yesterday, I was leaning toward wisdom, but now as I’m doing my QT, possibly the best thing to ask God for is crucifixion of myself with Christ, and Christ living in my body.

Application: pray 1 hour for crucifixion of myself with Christ, and for him to live in me.