Could one today be blessed with the wisdom of Solomon and love of David?
Both David and Solomon had an open, humble, and sincere passion for God when they were young. Their blessings were in part for the purpose God had for them as well as what God offers all who seek him in truth.
Both David and Solomon grew distant from God as their interests became filled with matters of the flesh and the world.
Solomon gives words of instruction for those who would seek greater blessings from God.
Proverbs 2:1-11 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my
commandments with thee; So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom,
and apply thine heart to understanding; Yea, if thou criest after
knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou
seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the
knowledge of God. For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth
cometh knowledge and understanding. He layeth up sound wisdom for
the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. He
keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity;
yea, every good path. When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and
knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Discretion shall preserve thee,
understanding shall keep thee:
- The “if/then” statements can be taken as promises from God open to those who seek him.
- The earnestness described speaks to motivation and purpose in the heart of the seeker.
- Love might be described as selflessness and be a measure of what we are willing to surrender to God.
- Wisdom might be seen as a response from God to those whose hearts are humble, sincere, and and surrendered to him.
In regard to a quantity of love or wisdom, we may not need as much as Solomon or David as we are unlikely to be asked to rule nations. However, we can seek to live righteously in faith and dependence on God so that our love and devotion and his gift of wisdom can bless our families and all we may encounter.