Solomon asked God for wisdom. Not just a dictionary version of ‘Wisdom’ : Good judgement or understanding of what is right. Solomon wanted God’s Wisdom, the God insight and the God understanding to live well and to lead well.
God was delighted with Solomon’s choice. With God it is always about choice. Our choice to accept Him. Our Choice to follow Him, Our choice to ask Him, and He will freely give. God does not impose Himself on us, He always wants a receptive heart, that choices to receive Him and all He has for us.
More than anything, Solomon wanted to know what God thought and how He would act. Solomon wanted to look out on his life, his decisions, his life circumstances, not through through own eyes, but through God’s eyes for his life.
Jeremiah 29 verse 11; “’For I know the plans I have for you’, declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’.
Great verse, and if we understand it with our own wisdom, we will get great satisfaction. But if we see it as and with God’s wisdom for us, Wow, we see that with new insight and purpose for all our lives.
Solomon want to lead through the way God would do things. Solomon was asking for a heart that is attuned to the Wise one. Solomon wanted a God hearing heart.
What Solomon wanted most was God. Because God’s ways are above our ways, and Solomon wanted God’s ways the most. At long last, a man who saw God for Who He is. lobed Him and wanted Him.
God had spent centuries longing for people to respond just that way is overjoyed. To want that way in our own lives, would bring great enjoyment to God Too.
John 3 verse 16: tells us any ‘whosoever’ can come, and once we have come, we can ask God for wisdom after His own heart too.