The Wisest Fool
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Today’s passage begins with David near the end of his life. He is passing on his words of wisdom about being king to Solomon – and is careful to remind him to do as God commands him to do. In a dream, God gives the young King Solomon the chance to ask for anything, and Solomon asks for wisdom. Yet, as Solomon rules, we see that Solomon did not always practice wisdom.
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:10 – 3:14
Then David slept with his ancestors, and was buried in the city of David. The time that David reigned over Israel was forty years; he reigned for seven years in Hebron, and thirty-three years in Jerusalem. So Solomon sat on the throne of his father David; and his kingdom was firmly established.