MONDAY, JULY 12
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:19-28
This is a passage that reveals God’s ultimate purpose for a King in Scripture. Two women both had very young babies and one laid on top of hers in the night and it died. She took the dead baby and exchanged it with the live child while the other mother slept. In the morning when the other mother realized it was not her baby that was dead, a dispute developed. They brought the matter to the King. Solomon’s response was: ‘Bring me a sword. I’ll cut the living child in half and give one half to the first mother and the other half to the second.‘ The real mother yielded her right to the child and the other mother said, “Let him be divided.” The interesting part is verse 28 which says, “And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had rendered; and they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to administer justice.” With the King’s anointing comes the wisdom to minister divine justice. We have relegated the Kingly anointing to the marketplace and many books have been written on that subject. The truth is, the King’s anointing is for justice. And it is for wisdom to declare, decree and to call forth Throne-Room justice. It is available for every believer. It is not something that is limited to people who have their own businesses. The book of Revelation reveals the fullness of the Jesus who died to make us Kings and Priests. The assignment of the Priest is to bring salvation, but the assignment of the King is to bring justice. Anything less is breach of contract on our part.