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Coffee with the King - Part 2 (4 of 11)
1 Kings 3; Proverbs 6
INTRODUCTION/RECAP: We began last week by saying that liberal culture tends to think that Knowledge is the answer to the worlds problems, conservative culture tends to think that the answer is morality. However the scripture give us a 3rd category called, "wisdom". We said that wisdom is less like a rule book, and more like a person. Wisdom answers all of the things that scripture does not. Scripture doesn't tell you which job to take, how many kids to have... for those things God gives you wisdom. Wisdom lets you see all of life from God's perspective.
CONTEXT: Remember we said last week that when Solomon took the throne God gave him the quintessential blank check. Rather that asking for money, land, or power Solomon requested wisdom so that he would rule well. God said, "since you didn't ask for the other things, I will give them to you... and I will also grant you greater wisdom than all who came before you and any who will come after you". Now the first incident given as evidence of Solomon's superior wisdom is found in 1 Kings 3:16.
TEXT: 1 Kings 3:16-28 (ESV)
16 Then two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him. 17 The one woman said, "Oh, my lord, this woman and I live in the same house, and I gave birth to a child while she was in the house. 18 Then on the third day after I gave birth, this woman also gave birth. And we were alone. There was no one else with us in the house; only we two were in the house. 19 And this woman's son died in the night, because she lay on him. 20 And she arose at midnight and took my son from beside me, while your servant slept, and laid him at her breast, and laid her dead son at my breast. 21 When I rose in the morning to nurse my child, behold, he was dead. But when I looked at him closely in the morning, behold, he was not the child that I had borne." 22 But the other woman said, "No, the living child is mine, an ...
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