February 10, 2017

Today you should read: 1 Kings 3:16-28

Man… we’ve got some baby momma drama up in here today! One mom loses her baby, but pulls an evil trick by taking another mom’s baby and putting her deceased child in the crib. The situation escalated so quickly that it became a formal case before King Solomon. And now the wise king gets to show his level of wisdom.

What would you do if you were in his shoes and had to preside over a case as sensitive as this one?

Well, he asked for a sword. Yep, a sword. Was he crazy? No, he knew exactly how it would play out. The truth was made known, and everyone in Israel was in awe of God’s hand on Solomon. He would inherit the title of “wisest man to ever live,” but we know that there is a wiser and better judge. His name is Jesus and He’s the judge of both the living and the dead.

Quick thought for your day: stay humble and lean on Jesus. You need His wisdom, just as Solomon needed God’s wisdom. You’ll face many decisions, whether today, this week, this month, or this year. Don’t put your confidence in your own understanding. His ways are higher than yours, and far better than yours.

Did the Lord teach you something specific today? We’d love to hear about it in the comments section below.

By: Todd Thomas — Worship & College Pastor

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

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