If God Gave You One Wish...
A hapless Chrysler dealer made a wish, "God, everything in my life has gone wrong, and now I'm losing my dealership. If you love me, grant me the largest Chrysler dealership in the world and put it in one of the largest cities in the world."
When he opened his eyes, he found himself on the sales lot of an ocean of Chrysler - Chryslers as far as he could see. And he was finally happy, until he learned that he was in downtown Hong Kong.
If God gave you one wish, what would it be? Most wishes are for self.
1 Kings 3:5-13 - Solomon's wish for wisdom
Wisdom is knowledge plus compassion. Not unlike Jesus' admonition Mat 6:31-33. Take care of the things entrusted you by God and personal "riches" will be yours too.
Jesus is the new Solomon. He not only had wisdom, he was Wisdom (Mat 11:19b, Lk 7:35). He embodies knowledge and compassion Mat 9:35-38.
Wise compassion two-fold:
Jesus' example of Wisdom as knowledge plus compassion demands of us a new ethic for living: to seek after the righteousness of God as a priority AND It is an end-time ethic - Mat 25:31-46
The Wisdom of God
If you want your wish, it is wisdom to
first do his will.
Jackson Snyder, April 6, 1997