The Good Keep Getting Better! (2 Chronicles 1:11-12)

Ever notice how the best musical artists keep getting better? They attract the best musicians to support them, the best songwriters to create memorable tunes, and the best producers to bring it all together. Perhaps there is no greater contemporary example than the collaboration between the late pop singer Michael Jackson and legendary music producer, Quincy Jones. When their collaboration began in 1979, both were well-known artists, famous in their own rights. Their collective creativity led to three of the most popular pop albums of all time, “Off the Wall”, “Thriller”, and “Bad”. By 1987, Michael Jackson was declared the King of Pop and Quincy Jones was the most powerful and influential record producer in the world.

 

The good keep getting better!

 

In that night God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, “Ask what I shall give you.” And Solomon said to God, “You have shown great and steadfast love to David my father, and have made me king in his place. O Lord God, let your word to David my father be now fulfilled, for you have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth. Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can govern this people of yours, which is so great?”

2 Chronicles 1:7-10 (ESV)

 

Solomon was the King of Israel, reigning over the most prosperous time of the nation. He was desirous to faithfully serve God and be a great king for his people. Thus, he asked God for wisdom and knowledge to rule his kingdom. God was pleased with Solomon’s request.

 

God answered Solomon, “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked for possessions, wealth, honor, or the life of those who hate you, and have not even asked for long life, but have asked for wisdom and knowledge for yourself that you may govern my people over whom I have made you king, wisdom and knowledge are granted to you. I will also give you riches, possessions, and honor, such as none of the kings had who were before you, and none after you shall have the like.”

2 Chronicles 1:11-12 (ESV)

 

God gave Solomon the wisdom and knowledge he asked for and blessed him with even more than what he already had! By the end of Solomon’s reign, he was the wealthiest ruler in the entire world. God honored Solomon because he placed the needs of God’s people before his own.

 

We can only be good if God sanctifies us through faith and believing in His Son, Jesus Christ. It is God’s plan when you align your life with God’s good plans.

 

The good keep getting better!

 

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.

 

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