Solomon wanted to rule the people in a godly way. He wanted his life and reign to embody the justice and righteousness of the Lord.
What if we desired the same?
What if our lives truly overflowed with the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self control?
What if we really had pity on the weak?
What if we actively and intentionally sought to save the lives of the needy?
What if we refused to accept oppression?
What if – stay with me – we considered the lives of others as precious – valuable – worthy?
What if we – like Solomon – wanted the Lord’s way of doing things to be our way of doing things?
What if the aim of our lives was God’s glory and fame even if it meant no one ever remembered our name?