What is a discerning heart?
The word discerning literally means hearing or listening.
Solomon is making one of greatest prayer requests ever.
He is asking God for a “hearing heart.” He is saying, “Lord I want a heart to hear you.
I need your wisdom and guidance in order to lead these people..
Who did God give a wise heart to?
SolomonWhen he became king, God gave him the opportunity of a lifetime: Solomon could ask for anything he desired. Solomon asked for wisdom so the he could rightly govern the nation. The Bible then states that God gave Solomon “a wise and understanding heart.”1 This does not mean that the king understood everything at once.
Where did Solomon ask for wisdom?
Session Title: Solomon Asked for Wisdom Bible Passage: 1 Kings 2:1-4,10-12; 3:1-15 Big Picture Question: What did King Solomon ask from God? King Solomon asked God for wisdom to lead God’s people.
What is the word discerning mean?
: showing insight and understanding : discriminating a discerning critic.
What is the purpose of discernment?
Discernment is the ability to obtain sharp perceptions or to judge well (or the activity of so doing). In the case of judgement, discernment can be psychological, moral or aesthetic in nature.