2 Chronicles 1:7-13
That night God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, “Ask what I should give you.” Solomon said to God, “You have shown great and steadfast love to my father David, and have made me succeed him as king. O Lord God, let your promise to my father David now be fulfilled, for you have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth. Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can rule this great people of yours?” God answered Solomon, “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked for possessions, wealth, honour, or the life of those who hate you, and have not even asked for long life, but have asked for wisdom and knowledge for yourself that you may rule my people over whom I have made you king, wisdom and knowledge are granted to you. I will also give you riches, possessions, and honour, such as none of the kings had who were before you, and none after you shall have the like.”
So Solomon came from the high place at Gibeon, from the tent of meeting, to Jerusalem. And he reigned over Israel.
Reflection. What a wonderful request by Solomon. How many of us would ask God first for wisdom. Even God knows this is a superb request. So, God grants the request and, for good measure, throws in riches, possessions and honour. And, no king before or after will be like Solomon. I say again, how many of us would ask God first for wisdom.
One more thing. Some scholars hold a view that the Holy Spirit and 'wisdom' are synonymous in the Scripture. There is a whole body of writing in the Old Testament called 'Wisdom Literature.' Perhaps take some time to read the wonderful passages about Wisdom in the early chapters of the book of Proverbs.
Prayer. Lord God Almighty, please grant us wisdom. Come Holy Spirit. In Jesus's name. Amen.