1 Kings 3:10

10 God, the Master, was delighted with Solomon's response.

1 Kings 3:10 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 3:10

And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this
] Understanding in the affairs of civil government; since he had respect not to his own private benefit and advantage, but the good of the people he governed, and the honour and glory of God, who had set him over them, they being his chosen people, and whose vicegerent he was.

1 Kings 3:10 In-Context

8 And here I am, set down in the middle of the people you've chosen, a great people - far too many to ever count.
9 "Here's what I want: Give me a God-listening heart so I can lead your people well, discerning the difference between good and evil. For who on their own is capable of leading your glorious people?"
10 God, the Master, was delighted with Solomon's response.
11 And God said to him, "Because you have asked for this and haven't grasped after a long life, or riches, or the doom of your enemies, but you have asked for the ability to lead and govern well,
12 I'll give you what you've asked for - I'm giving you a wise and mature heart. There's never been one like you before; and there'll be no one after.
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