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“Give Me Understanding Heart”

Key Verse

““Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad:” 1 Kings 3:9a

Text — 1 Kings 3:9-14


A good understanding helps someone to act right. Our Bible passage is the final part of the prayer of Solomon after he was made king over Israel. God was very pleased with his request. He then promised to answer his prayer as long as Solomon continued to love and obey Him. Solomon asked for understanding, he said understanding is the ability to separate between good and bad and be able to do or judge right.

Life will be full of confusion and mistakes and one may offend many people if one does not have godly understanding. Even in school, you need an understanding heart to succeed and make progress in your academics and other life projects. You cannot please God if you do not have understanding of the way and the will of God. You must pray and ask God for understanding first, unto salvation and in all other things you want to do.

Further Reading

1 John 5:18-20

Prayer for today

Lord, help me to understand what Your will is and be able to act right before You.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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