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Imagine for a moment being asked by Heavenly Father what you would desire of Him. What would you ask for? The return of a loved one? Great wealth to accomplish good works and meet all of your needs? How about perfect health all the days of your mortal life? Perhaps you would like to be honored throughout the world for your charitable acts or contributions to the public good?

Such was the Old Testament story of Solomon, the son of David. One day he went to the high place that was at Gibeon where the tabernacle of the congregation of God was present (see 2 Chronicles 1:2). There he offered a thousand burnt offerings to honor the Lord.

Later that night, God appeared to Solomon and said, “Ask what I shall give thee” (verse 7). Solomon responded, “Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?” (verse 10).

God’s response to Solomon’s request was incredibly generous.

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