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1 Kings 4:29 God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore.

1 Kings 3:9 Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. So give your servant a discerning heart to govern you people and to distinguish between right and wrong.

Commentary:

Solomon is known for his great wisdom. The Bible calls him the wisest man ever to live. In 1 Kings 3:9, Solomon asks God to give him a discerning heart. Many translations of the Bible refer to Solomon’s request as a “hearing heart.” Solomon held a rare skill, he not only listened well with his ears but could listen with his heart. True wisdom comes not only from raw intellect but from having a deeper understanding of the emotions and feelings of those around us.

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