The Best Answer to the Greatest Offer
2 Chronicles 2:7-10, That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, "Ask for whatever you want me to give you." Solomon answered God, "You have shown great kindness to David my father and have made me king in his place. Now, LORD God, let your promise to my father David be confirmed, for you have made me king over a people who are as numerous as the dust of the earth. Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?"
God offered to give Solomon anything he requested. How would you or I respond to such an offer? A situation like this can only bring out of a person what is already within him.
I remember when Tony Dungy stood on the podium to receive the Super Bowl trophy at the pinnacle of his coaching career with the world watching. As a man, an African American, the Colts coach, resident of Indy and a Christian, he didn't do anything differently. Dungy did what he always does, give God the glory and make everyone understand that fame and fortune are not his objective. The Super Bowl was not the greatest thing in his life.
Being handed a blank check, Solomon wrote in the "payable to" and "amount" spaces, "Lord give me wisdom, knowledge, and an understanding heart."
He answered according to his heart and passion for God at that time. We know that he later fell away from this humility and wisdom, but his response at that time should our response today.