FRIDAY, AUGUST 16
Scripture: I Kings 3:19-28
The interesting thing about I Kings 3:19-28 is observing how the king’s anointing operates. The reason I Kings 3 is so very, very important is that it demonstrates that when it comes to being a king and when it comes to judging we do not depend on what we hear with our own ears or what we see with our own eyes. That is the message of I Kings 3. God gave Solomon the wisdom to administer justice and all of Israel knew it. When true justice comes, the fear of God comes. People were afraid of Solomon because they really understood from this event that he moved in God’s anointing and that he could administer God’s justice. That is the reason that God got to know Abraham. That means that this realm is available to us. There is an anointing to do justice. An anointing to judge wisely and to do justice that is not based on what you and I hear with our natural ears or see with our own eyes, God’s covenant with David became the foundation for all Solomon built! We can walk in this covenant. We should! This realm is open to us. We are invited into it. God wants to restore covenant justice to the nation. He is waiting on us!