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Count Your Blessings

Part 12

Blessing 20. RICHNESS

King Solomon was the richest person in Israel. When God said to him,

“Ask what you want me to give you.” [1 Ki 3:5]

Solomon asked for

a heart fit to hear cases at law in judging your people, to discern good from evil, [1 Ki 3:9]

The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. So God said to him

And God said to him, “Since you have asked for this thing, and you did not ask for a long life, and you did not ask for riches, did not ask for the life of your enemies, but you asked for understanding in hearing cases at law, look, I have done according to your words — look, I have given you a wise and astute heart, such as never was before you, and such as never will arise after you. And I have also given you what you didn't ask for, both riches and honour, whereby no man among kings will be like you all your days. And if you walk in my ways, by keeping my statutes and my commandments, as David your father did, then I will prolong your days.” [1 Ki 3:11-3:14]

God made Solomon fabulously rich - he had a huge house (1 Kings 7) and vast amounts of gold (1 Kings 10).

And King Solomon became greater than all the kings of the earth, in riches and in wisdom. [1 Ki 10:23]

In Ephesians, we have far greater riches still. We have

These riches will never pass away. They are glorious and are our inheritance in the heavenly realms.

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