Published February 24, 2015
The story in 2 Chronicles 1 is of Solomon going to worship God at the Tabernacle of the Congregation. God appears to him and tells him to ask for whatever he wants. Solomon asks for wisdom and knowledge so he can do his job as King and rule and judge God's people. God agrees to give him wisdom and knowledge, but also says He will give him wealth, riches and honor more than any king before or after him.
Verse 13 of the chapter says that Solomon leaves the place of worship and goes back to Jerusalem to rule.
Even though Solomon has gotten these wonderful gifts from God, he goes back to the work he has been given. Not only does he continue in his work, but he determines in his heart to build a house for the Lord and sets to work on those plans.
When God has blessed us, we can respond with a thankful heart doing what He has asked us to do with an attitude of thankfulness to the Lord. When we recognize what God has done, how can we help but respond?
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