[Today's post is excerpted from the forthcoming book, Success Kills, by author, speaker, and Christian ministry president Wayde Goodall. Success Kills is Goodall's 14th book and will be released in late March 2009 by New Leaf Press.]
During his day, Solomon was wealthier and wiser than any other king on earth. As a young leader, he desperately desired discernment to govern the people of Israel. He understood the importance of making right decisions and asked God to give him a unique ability to distinguish between right and wrong.
God answered Solomon’s prayers and gave him a wise and discerning heart. The Bible tells us that, “there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be.” God also gave Solomon great wealth, honor and respect. There was no equal among kings on earth.
It took Solomon 20 years to build the temple, to dedicate it and bring the “ark” into it. During this time he was Read the rest of this entry ?