Q:15 Solomon's Choice

Question: If God granted you one request what would you ask for and why? How will your request be viewed from others around you? (Or: if you had one wish, what would you wish for and what would others think of that wish?)

In so many ways, this is really a rewording of Solomon's choice in 1 Kings 3.  Knowing that makes it hard to answer though; how can I now, having pointed out the similarity, ask for anything but wisdom? 

Well, there is one way, and that is to take my answer from somewhere else in the bible!  Shocking, I know.  But, this is really what I would ask for: 

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with powerthrough his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Ephesians 3:16-21

I would ask to know the love of Christ and be filled to all the measure of the fullness of God.  I would ask this because I think this is the most important thing anyone can have, a knowledge (not head knowledge, but full-bodied, Hebrew, experienced and known, knowledge) of the love of Christ and living in His fullness. 

I don't know how others would view this.  Overly spiritual?  Too 'goody-two-shoes'?  Admirable or interesting?  You tell me. And answer the question to; what would you ask for. 


Anonymous said...

If I am making a request of God, what do I care what others think?

Roger Hui

Andrew said...

Good point! I didn't write the question, but I should have caught that :)