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How To Begin Successfully (2 of 11)
Series: God's Wisdom for Life's Decisions
Today, we are beginning a brand new study from the book of Proverbs entitled, "God's Wisdom for Life's Decisions." I hope you can come to each of these studies because they speak to us about where we live. Today we are going to talk about "How To Begin Successfully." We have a chance through the Lord to begin again. Most of us had a beginning in life or a beginning in marriage or a beginning in a career a long time ago, or even a beginning in retirement, but each new day is a chance for us to begin fresh and new with God. And so through God we can begin again, even today.
Solomon is the author of the book of Proverbs. And we remember that God brought Solomon to the throne when he was a very young man. The Lord said to Solomon I will give you one request. I will give you anything you ask for, I will give you one thing, anything your heart desires. We know that God has all power and so God can give us anything that we want because He has the power to do it. He has the resources to do it. And so what would you desire? Would you ask for riches, would you ask for fame? Today, we have all these television shows like American Idol, Survivor and all the rest where people try to become famous. And they do everything that they can because they want their fifteen minutes in the limelight. What would you ask for if the Lord said I will give you one thing? I will give you anything that you want, just ask me. Well, Solomon said Lord give me wisdom. And Solomon asked for wisdom and God gave to him wisdom. And because God gave him wisdom, Solomon was able to rule wisely and he was able to make his kingdom, the kingdom of Israel, and the mightiest nation on earth. Because he asked for wisdom, Solomon was able to gain all the rest. Because he had wisdom, he was able to gain riches, he was able to gain fame, he was able to gain popularity, and he wa ...
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