Words from the Heart for Tuesday April 23rd, 2019

God said to Solomon, “Since this is your heart’s desire and you have not asked for wealth, possessions or honor, nor for the death of your enemies, and since you have not asked for a long life but for wisdom and knowledge to govern my people …, therefore wisdom and knowledge will be given you. And I will also give you wealth, possessions and honor, such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have.”

2 Chronicles 1:11-12 (NIV)

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Here are some words of wisdom from famous Canadians. Musician Jann Arden said, “If you’re going to get out there and not be prepared to fail, you’re missing out in life. Failure is half the fun.” Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith once said, “I was planning on starting my diet this week. But I have too much on my plate.” Actor Dan Aykroyd once stated, “I’m sorry I live in the greatest country in the world. I’m sorry! I’m sorry, but Canadians apologize so much because we know we’re the greatest. Sorry!” Wisdom sprinkled with humour. How Canadian.

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With the exception of Jesus Christ, King Solomon was the wisest man to ever live. There is a reason that I can make this strong statement. As Solomon was stepping into his role as king of Israel, God approached him one night and said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” How would you reply to that offer? What an incredible opportunity. Most would ask for riches or fame, but Solomon asked for wisdom and knowledge instead so he could lead his people with wisdom. God liked that answer and in 2 Chronicles 1:11-12 we read: “God said to Solomon, “Since this is your heart’s desire and you have not asked for wealth, possessions or honor, nor for the death of your enemies, and since you have not asked for a long life but for wisdom and knowledge to govern my people …, therefore wisdom and knowledge will be given you. And I will also give you wealth, possessions and honor, such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have.” God offers us all we need for life. Ask wisely.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley