King Solomon Asks For Wisdom
1 Kings 3:128, 4:2934, 2 Chr. 1:112
Samuel & Kings Series: Lesson #13
Bible Verse: Wisdom is greater than silver and gold. Proverbs 3:14
The LORD God is very great. Psalm 104:1
I will celebrate before the LORD. 2 Samuel 6:21
Trust in the LORD with all your heart. Proverbs 3:5
A friend loves at all times. Proverbs 17:17
The LORD is my strength. Psalm 28:7
Help one another. Gal. 5:13
The LORD looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7
Bible Story for children:
Focus on: Wisdom is a treasure we can find in God’s word, the Bible.
Prop ideas: Gold/silver jewelry, Stacks of money, encyclopedias or almanacs
Story Tellers: If you want to tell the most famous wise ruling of Solomon (See Part C) use a Teddy bear for
baby. Have scissors ready to cut.
Everyone should tell part A. Add parts B and/or C depending on time, attention span and maturity of
King David was getting very old. Before he died, God let David know that
He had chosen David’s son Solomon, to be the next King of Israel. (1 Chr.
29:1) Solomon was anointed King before the people of Israel. God loved
Solomon very much. One night God appeared to Solomon and said, “Ask
for whatever you want me to give you.” Solomon could have asked for lots
of money and riches. He could have asked to live a long time. He could have
asked for his enemies to die! He could have asked God for ANYTHING!
Solomon asked God for wisdom. (Wisdom is being smart and knowing the
right thing to do). He wanted to know how to lead and rule God’s people.
God was so pleased that Solomon had asked for wisdom and not money or
fame or long life. God said, “I make you wiser than any person has ever
been. In fact, there will never be another person as wise as you.” Because
Solomon had not asked for things for himself, but had asked for wisdom
instead, God gave him the wisdom but ALSO gave him what he DID NOT
ask for, riches and honor. Solomon became a very wealthy king. No other