What would you ask for if you were granted three wishes by a genie in a bottle? It’s a kind of fantasy that we heard about as children, picked up in jokes and even by Disney in its show, Aladdin. Yet, seriously, what would you ask for if you could have anything in the world?
Today King Solomon is asked this question, not by a genie, but by God. He appears in a dream and King Solomon asks for wisdom. We may think he was foolish not to ask for fame, riches, revenge or a long life. But God tells him he has chosen wisely. God says, “Because you have asked for understanding, I will give you a heart so wise and understanding,” that there has never been anyone like you. I would settle for that! Pray for wisdom this week to know what is good and right.