There are many attributes that describe God such as love, kindness, and faithfulness, and they are all descriptions of who He is. But have you ever thought what God is about? Have you ever wondered what is on His mind all the time?

I believe that we can be more like God if we are about what He is about. Did you know you could be more like God? Wouldn’t it be awesome to be more like Him?

I came across a verse that you may have heard referenced before but this time it hit me in a new way. It’s found in 2 Chronicles 1:10 and it’s the account of Solomon who was made king over Israel. God appeared to Him and asked him what he wanted God to do for him as king. This was his response: “Give me the wisdom and knowledge to lead them properly, for who could possibly govern this great people of yours?”

The next part of the story you may be familiar with. Here was God’s reply: “Because your greatest desire is to help your people, and you did not ask for wealth, riches, fame, or even the death of your enemies or a long life, but rather you asked for wisdom and knowledge to properly govern my people— I will certainly give you the wisdom and knowledge you requested. But I will also give you wealth, riches, and fame such as no other king has had before you or will ever have in the future!” Solomon certainly hit the jackpot on this one. Not only did he receive the wisdom and knowledge to lead God’s people, he got everything else he could ever have wanted as well.

Now you might have heard that because Solomon asked for wisdom, God gave him everything else as well. I’m not sure that’s entirely true. I believe it’s not so much about the fact that Solomon asked for wisdom. It was why he wanted wisdom that moved God.

Here’s what I discovered:

  • He needed wisdom and knowledge to lead God’s people, to do what God had entrusted him to do and do it well.
  • He didn’t think he was up for the task and knew it all. He realised that without God’s help, he wouldn’t be able to do what God had entrusted him to do. Although confidence is important, it should never be in ourselves but in God working through us and enabling us to do it.
  • So what is God all about? God is all about people. It moved God’s heart that Solomon desired to lead God’s people well. God is not so interested in our success or our accomplishments or even our gifting and abilities. God’s heart is all about people and that is what moves Him to act.

So how can you be more like God? Be about people! Check back next week for some practical ways on how to do this.

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