Heart and Soul

1 Kings 3:1-17

I’m always on the lookout for a good book about leadership.  It supports my goal to become a better leader.  According to today’s scripture, I am chasing the wrong goal.  What if, instead of trying to be a better leader, I wanted to become a better person?  What would I look for?  Probably books about character, integrity, and love.  These traits are not skill-based, yet they are still developed but they don’t point to the mind.  They come from your heart.

King Solomon knew this.  In fact, he worked first to develop his heart.  We see that in verse 6.  Solomon went to the “bronze altar before the Lord, which was at the tent of meeting, and offered one thousand burnt offerings on it.”  This is where Solomon’s wish originates from.  A pure, worshipful heart.

Today, I’d like to ask God for better things.  I’m starting with “today, how will I fill my heart so that it overflows with the love of God?”