Luke 12:1-34. Jesus was teaching: “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees,” “even very hairs of your head are all numbered,” “His eyes are on the sparrow,” “acknowledge me before men” and “anyone who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.” “Do not worry, the Holy Spirit will give you the words to say when you are persecuted for my sake”. Jesus claimed he is not the arbiter in worldly disputes and strongly urged people not to hoard riches here on earth. Again, do not Worry, look at the lilies, (my interpretation: Smell the roses and enjoy God’s creation).
1 Kings 3. Solomon asked for wisdom. He got it as well as great riches. Armed with that wisdom he showed his wise judgment.
Continuing with the Acts of the Apostles, and two chapters in 1 Kings.
May 14: Acts 25, 1 Kings 2, 1 Kings 3, (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Acts 25. Paul stood trial before Festus, and Festus found that as the charges were all religious he suggested sending Paul to Jerusalem but Paul Appealed to Caesar. To finalize the charges Paul then went before King Agrippa and client Queen Bernice (Festus could find nothing chargeable according to Roman Law on his own).
1 Kings 2. David gave his final instructions to Solomon, to whom he should show kindness and to whom he should not, and then David died. Solomon Executed Adonijah, exiled Abathar, executed Joab and Shimel, and showed kindness to the ones that had helped David. The kingdom was then firmly Solomon’s.
1 Kings 3. Solomon Requests wisdom,and got it as well as great rices. Solomon then showed his wise judgment.
1 Kings 3, Solomon Requests Wisdom, Solomon’s Wise Judgment.