“Wisdom” 1 Kings 3:4-28
Rev. Sean Weston
Lyonsville Congregational UCC, Indian Head Park IL
October 28, 2018
Solomon woke up as light streamed into the room, rubbing the sleep from his eyes. He didn’t feel at all ready to face the day. Thinking back to the dream he had that night he wondered “was that real?” He’d been having a lot of strange dreams recently, but this one seemed too good to be true. God had come to him and asked “what should I give you?”
I mean, is that how God really works? Asking what to give you?
Solomon asked for wisdom. After all, there was no way he was ready to be king. No way he was ready to govern and judge. And God seemed happy with that request and gave him wisdom.
As he was reflecting over all this, one of his employees came over to tell him he was needed. Two women were arguing over a child. Both had recently given birth to children. One of them had lost a child to death. The other child was alive. Both claimed that the living child was theirs.
The air was thick with emotion: unbearable grief, burning anger, fear and accusations. The women presented their case to the king. He had a decision to make, a heavy decision, a decision that would change the lives of these women and the child forever. Continue reading