Solomon Asked for Wisdom – I Kings 2:1-4 & 3

This story reminds us that we serve a God who is attentive to our needs, who wants us to ask Him for all we need, and who delights in abundantly answering our prayers. He rewards those whose hearts are rightly inclined towards Him.

Activity – Ask God pictures – Give kids plain paper and crayons, and let them draw or list things they would ask God for.

As kids work, discuss:

  • What did God tell Solomon to ask Him for? For whatever he wanted.
  • Do you think God wants us to ask Him for what we want?
  • When we ask God for what we want, does He always say yes? No, but we know that He will always answer in ways that work for our good and for His glory.

Additional questions:

What did you like about this story? What didn’t you like?

What did you learn about God/Jesus?

  • God pursues His people, even after they’ve made bad decisions.
  • God wants His people to ask Him for what they need.
  • God rewards those whose hearts are rightly inclined towards Him.
  • God is pleased when His people desire righteous, wise things.
  • God gives long life as a reward for walking in His ways, according to His statutes.
  • God gives wisdom.
  • God gives over and above what we ask of Him.

What did you learn about people?

  • People do not immediately have the wisdom and resources to do what God has called them to do.
  • People usually do things that are foolish and sinful.
  • People should take note of God’s goodness to them.
  • People should desire righteousness and discernment.
  • People should ask God for all that they need.
  • People who know their areas of weakness may find it easier to ask God for what they need.
  • People should respond to God’s goodness with worship.

What did you learn about yourself?

  • I want to ask God for good things, things that will please God.
  • I want to have discernment and wisdom.
  • I want to walk in God’s ways and obey Him.