A Wiser King than Solomon?
“[Hezekiah] trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel, so that there was none like him among all the kings of Judah after him, nor among those who were before him. For he held fast to the LORD. He did not depart from following him, but kept the commandments that the LORD commanded Moses.” (2 Kings 18:5-6)
We esteem King Solomon for having asked the Lord for wisdom instead of money and power–and rightfully so! God Himself esteemed Solomon and honored him for His request! We esteem Solomon, and follow in his footsteps, asking the Lord for wisdom, knowing full-well that without the Lord, we are utterly foolish.
But Hezekiah shows us something better than wisdom. No; he shows us the culmination of all wisdom: he trusted in the Lord and held fast to Him. He didn’t depart from following God–something to which Solomon could not lay claim.
I will continue beg the Lord for His wisdom, but I think I’ve found a better request than Solomon’s–Lord, “increase my faith!” (Luke 17:5)
Help me to trust in You!