This week, we're wondering about this Old Testament reading: 1 Kings 3:5-12
King Solomon had a dream, and in it, God said, "Ask what I should give you."
In his dream, Solomon replied to God, remembering how God had shown love to Solomon's father, King David, and telling God that now that he, Solomon, was king, he did not know how to rule well.
He went on to say, he is expected to rule so many people that they cannot even be counted. How could he tell the difference between good and evil? How could he be a good king to all these people, God's people?
Solomon asked God for an understanding mind.
God, in Solomon's dream, was pleased with this answer. God said, "Solomon, you didn't ask for long life, or riches, or for your enemies to die. You asked for understanding, to discern what is right."
And God gave him a wise and discerning mind!