Two Kinds of Wisdom: Part 2

Discussion questions:

1. Review the subtle evidences of Solomon’s divided heart in vv. 1-3. Where are some places that your heart for God is divided? Why is a divided heart so hard to see in ourselves? Why is it so dangerous?

2. God comes to Solomon with a divine offer, “What shall I give you?” James says God gives generously without reproach. How is this different from how we tend to view God? What are the places where you feel you don’t have the right to ask God for help or that he doesn’t want to listen?

3. Solomon’s request demonstrates true humility. In what ways is his request a model prayer for us? What situations are you facing that seem to great for human, earthly wisdom? 

4. Solomon is more concerned for God’s people than for himself. Meditate deeply on Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:33, “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Where are you seeking “all these things” instead of God’s kingdom? What would it look like for concern over God’s people to shape your prayers? Be specific if you can. 

5. What does your heart want to ask for rather than wisdom? How does thinking about the work of King Jesus reorient your desires? Choose one area this week where you will pray for divine wisdom so you can reflect your king.