What Would You Do?
I Kings 3:16-28
Sunday, February 4, 2007
INTRODUCTION: Here in this story we have two women (certainly not ladies nor deserving mothers) who present their case before the king, each claiming that the surviving son belongs to them. During the night, one of the mothers turns over on top of her son, thus suffocating him. When she realizes what she has done, she places here dead son next the other mother, taking her living child and claiming him as her own. This is the argument presented to King Solomon.
Of course, we've read the story, we know the outcome—we see the wisdom of Solomon in the decision he made (vs. 28). Now put yourself in that situation; what would you do if you were the king? How would you decide? One thing is for certain; we would need the wisdom of God, wouldn't we?
The truth is that sometimes we are faced with difficult decisions, though not as serious as the one Solomon dealt with, but non-the-less, important to us. And the question is; "What to do...what should I do? With that question in mind, let us turn our attention to the message—three things we need to do:
I. Recognize the Source of Wisdom
II. Realize the Need for Wisdom
III. Resolve to Walk in Wisdom
I. RECOGNIZE THE SOURCE OF WISDOM
Job asked the question, But where shall wisdom
be found? and where is the place of understanding? (Job 28:12). Consider first of all...
A. The wisdom of God
1. God is the source of all true wisdom. That's because He knows everything. We know very little, but He knows it all. There are some people who think they know everything, but you don't have to be around them very long before you realize they're not so smart.
HUMOR: It kind'a reminds me of the story about Billy Bob, who won the 20 million dollar lottery. When he goes to claim his winnings, the officials tell him, "We'll give you a million today and then you'll get the rest spread out for the next 19 years." Bi ...
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