Ask God for the Right Thing (Daily Portion 10321)

Scripture Passage: 
2 Chronicles 1:1-17

Solomon began his reign well. He went to Gibeon to the site of the tabernacle of Moses and made a thousand sacrifices. That night, the Lord gave Solomon the chance to wish for anything he desired. As you will read, Solomon made the right choice. Would you?

What Does It Say?

  1. Solomon went to Gibeon to the use the brazen __________ that ____________ the son of Uri had made.
  2. Solomon came to the altar at the tabernacle of the congregation and offered a ______________ burnt offerings upon it.
  3. God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine _________, and thou has not asked riches, wealth, or _________, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long _________.
  4. Solomon made silver and gold at Jerusalem to be as plenteous as ___________, and cedar trees as the ____________ trees in abundance.
  5. Solomon could get a chariot out of Egypt for _______ hundred shekels of silver and a horse for an hundred and _________.

What Does It Mean?

  1. Explain the two tents described in verses 3 and 4. Compare with 1 Chronicles 15:1 and 1 Chronicles 21:29.
  2. Solomon asked for wisdom and knowledge that he might “go out and come in before this people” (v.10). What is the significance of the phrase “go out and come in?” Compare the wording of the parallel verse in 1 Kings 3:9. Also consider Deuteronomy 31:2; Joshua 14:11; John 10:9.
  3. Compare verses 15-17 with Deuteronomy 17:14-17. In what ways was Solomon disobedient to the commandments of God in Deuteronomy?

What Does It Mean to Me?

  1. Of Solomon, verse one states that “the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.” See also how Joshua was magnified in Joshua 3:7. Why were these men magnified by the Lord? Has God ever magnified you in the sight of others? In what way? How can we keep from being proud when the Lord magnifies us?
  2. “In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee” (v.7). If God gave you the chance to ask for anything you wanted (but you could not ask for the same thing as Solomon), what would you ask for and why? Have you ever asked God for this thing? If not, why not?

Suggested Memory Verses

2 Chronicles 1:7, 2 Chronicles 1:10

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 22:19

That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.