Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Solomon shows his famous wisdom again today. this time, by establishing a peaceful relationship with another country. he asks for some trees from the King of Lebanon, so he can build a Temple. and in return, he sends him a ton of wheat and olive oil.
now was that so hard? seems like if heads of state would try a little harder, we might be able to achieve this kind of peace between nations. don't get me wrong... there is more peace today than ever before. if you don't think so, read this.
but we could have more, lasting peace with fewer squabbles if leaders of nations would follow Solomon's example. maybe i should look smaller? look at my own life? if i learn to follow Solomon's example myself, maybe i should be more giving and kind to my neighbor, and see about bringing peace to my life that way.
thanks, God, for being the perfect example of peace and love, so that i can aim at those things by aiming at You.