“Men of all nations came to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, sent by all the kings of the world, who had heard of his wisdom.” 1 Kings 4:34 NIV
Wisdom. When we hear the word, we think of Solomon, even today.
As ruler of Israel, he’d earned a voice in world affairs. God’s gift of wisdom elevated him to a higher platform as ambassadors flocked to see him in action.
Platform. A voice in the public square. Some, like Solomon, have a global platform; others speak to a smaller audience. But a small audience listens just as attentively as a large one and the impact loses nothing for the individual who leaves changed.
God appears to precious few of us asking what gift we desire. So, how do we identify our giftings?
In Plain Sight: People saw wisdom in Solomon. What do people see in you? Computer skills? The best pie on the block? A compassionate heart?
Word of Mouth: People know a good thing when they see it and they love to share. What are you the go-to person for?
Listen Up: We respect those with knowledge or experience we lack. We come expectantly like the ambassadors came to Solomon. Who comes to you ready to listen?
When God gifts someone, others will be drawn to him.
God positioned Solomon not only to share his wisdom, but also to point to the Wisdom Giver.
- Identify your gifting(s).
- Examine the platform God’s given you.
- Speak to those who have come to listen.
- Don’t forget the Gift-Giver.
Nail your spiritual workouts this week and change your corner of the gym.
Workout of the Week: Who’s Listening—to You?
Memory Verse: “Men of all nations came to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, sent by all the kings of the world, who had heard of his wisdom.” 1 Kings 4:34 NIV
Meditation Passage: 1 Corinthians 12: 27-31
Just Do It: Practice your giftings.