Solomon God’s Man Of Wisdom
1 Kings 3:4-15, 28; 4:29-34
Bible history tells us that Solomon was the third King of Israel and his father was David the second king.
Solomon was born of Bathsheba after David and Bathsheba became husband and wife.
David had many wives and therefore he had many sons and daughters but this was never God’s design.
God said a marriage was to be between one man and one woman to avoid sin!
1Co 7:2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
Solomon was probably still a teenager when he was given the throne of Israel by his father David!
1Ki 1:17 And she said unto him, My lord, thou swarest by the LORD thy God unto thine handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne.
Solomon reigned for 40 years but the first half of his reign was much brighter than the last half because Solomon was led into idolatry by his many non-believing wives.
During the time of King Saul and King David, Israel had fought many wars but for the first time under King Solomon, Israel knew peace.
It was Solomon who built the first and the most beautiful Temple in Jerusalem!
Solomon not only had great influence over Israel but Solomon had great influence over the entire world in his day.
It was the kingdom of Solomon that set the pattern that many kings throughout the world would follow for many centuries to come, after him.
Solomon was a great king and Israel had many kings but it is the throne of David that has been remembered above all other kings, throughout all these years!
And as we continue our studies in the Bible we must remember that we are to always be working on our walk with God on this Earth and part of that learning is using the Old Testament as our guideline and as an example of how God dealt with sin.
So let’s begin:
*****1Ki 3:4 And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar.
Gibeon was a city sitting on a hill located about 8 miles from Jerusalem.
When Joshua had taken Canaan Land as directed by the Lord, the Tabernacle had been set up in Shiloh. The Tabernacle remained in Shiloh all the period of the Judges until the Ark fell into the hands of the Philistine and Shiloh was destroyed but we can see that God had even allowed that to happen for certain reasons.
Jer 7:12 But go ye now unto my place which was in Shiloh, where I set my name at the first, and see what I did to it “for the wickedness of my people Israel”.
We should also realize though Shiloh was the oldest place of worship for Israel, but God’s favor is not tied down to any certain location for worship.
The Tabernacle had been relocated to Gibeon but the recovered Ark was still located in Jerusalem in a Tabernacle that David had built for it until the Temple was to be built.
2Sa 6:17 And they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in his place, in the midst of the tabernacle that David had pitched for it: and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.
Notice also that it is this Tabernacle of David that is in prophecy and not the Tabernacle of Moses.
Amo 9:11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:
We can see that King David, Solomon’s father, made his offerings to the Lord in this place.
But God had said that it would be at the Tabernacle of the Congregation, where He would meet with the children of Israel.
Exo 29:42 This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD: where I will meet you, to speak there unto thee.
Exo 29:43 And there I will meet with the children of Israel, and the tabernacle shall be sanctified by my glory.
The Tabernacle of the Congregation was located at Gibeon, the same place where God made the Sun and the Moon to stand still for a whole day.
Jos 10:12 Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.
Jos 10:13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.
Jos 10:14 And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel.
BUT, Gibeon was also the great high place of worship for the Canaanite nations!
God had commanded all the “High Places” of the Canaanites to be destroyed or He would destroy them.
Lev 26:30 And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.
It seems since Gibeon was the highest of all the high places and this is where the Tabernacle of Moses was now located and also the place of the original “Brazen Altar”.
We can be sure God was not pleased with this thing!
God is very pleased when we worship Him but He will never be pleased if go into a Mosque or any other place set aside for false gods and then worship Him in that same place where worship to some false god also takes place.
That would be like saying Jehovah was just a god among many other gods which is not true!
There are no gods other than Jehovah!
We see that Solomon went to this place because the Tabernacle of the congregation had been set there.
2Ch 1:3 So Solomon, and all the congregation with him, went to the high place that was at Gibeon; for there was the tabernacle of the congregation of God, which Moses the servant of the LORD had made in the wilderness.
2Ch 1:4 But the ark of God had David brought up from Kirjathjearim to the place which David had prepared for it: for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem.
2Ch 1:5 Moreover the brasen altar, that Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, he put before the tabernacle of the LORD: and Solomon and the congregation sought unto it.
It was on this altar that Solomon did offer 1000 burnt offerings because it was important for the nation of Israel to see that the new king worshiped the Lord just as his father had.
It was also at this place where Solomon met with all the government, all the military, and all the people of Israel.
2Ch 1:2 Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to every governor in all Israel, the chief of the fathers.
2Ch 1:3 So Solomon, and all the congregation with him, went to the high place that was at Gibeon; for there was the tabernacle of the congregation of God, which Moses the servant of the LORD had made in the wilderness.
SO, It was this place in Gibeon where Solomon gave his inauguration speech and God decided to also make Himself known to Solomon to show His approval but also to test Solomon.
Remember we will never have a testimony until we have been tested by God Himself!
*****1Ki 3:5 In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.
God came to Solomon in a dream and this is not so unusual and in fact may increase as we approach the last days.
Act 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
Solomon had the opportunity to ask anything that he desired of God at this time in his early life!
This was a special time for Solomon but remember God is no respecter of persons and God still offers this same request to every believer!
Joh 16:23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
Joh 16:24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
To be quiet honest our response should be similar to that of Solomon.
Nothing is as important as the wisdom of God!
*****1Ki 3:6 And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
1Ki 3:7 And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.
1Ki 3:8 And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.
1Ki 3:9 Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?
It is always in our best interest to choose God’s given wisdom!
Pro 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
If we begin with the Word of God, then we will prosper in this life.
Now does not mean carnal riches but to prosper in spiritual things will bring eternal riches and also joy in this life!
Notice that Solomon viewed his succession to the throne of Israel as a fulfillment of God’s promises to his father David.
God always keeps His promises!
Unlike teenagers of today, Solomon admitted that he was not qualified to be king!
In fact most people today will qualify them on selves in most every situation!
Remember Solomon was royalty and had attended the best schools and had even been schooled by Nathan.
Nathan was a true prophet of God to Israel and to King David.
2Ch 9:29 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, are they not written in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer against Jeroboam the son of Nebat?
2Sa 12:24 And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in unto her, and lay with her: and she bare a son, and he called his name Solomon: and the LORD loved him.
2Sa 12:25 And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD.
As Gamaliel was to the Apostle Paul, so was Nathan to Solomon all the days of his youth.
Solomon realized that he was nothing without God!
Solomon humbled himself before God and was not lifted up with pride in his royalty at least in his early days.
The boundaries of Israel at this time approached the fulfillment of Scripture and Israel was the greatest of nations at the time of Solomon.
Deu 11:23 Then will the LORD drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves.
Deu 11:24 Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be.
King David had left his son a mighty nation but also a rich nation.
So, Solomon’s prayer was brief and to the point.
When we come before God we need to be brief and to the point in our request as God has already promised to meet our needs!
Solomon knew that compared to his nation, he was but a very small person!
Wouldn’t it be nice if our own government felt this way today instead of exalting itself above the people?
What else was important in this prayer of Solomon? Solomon had faith that God would provide the wisdom needed to lead Israel into the future.
This is the prayer that every national leader should pray but it takes “Faith”!
Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
What is the proof of this?
*****1Ki 3:10 And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
What pleases God the most in our prayers?
When we pray seeking the will of God for our lives and the wisdom and the understanding to be a part of God’s will and not just pray for carnal things to consume on ourselves.
Pro 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
This is the prayer that pleases God!
So how did God respond?
*****1Ki 3:11 And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;
1Ki 3:12 Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.
What is wisdom?
First and foremost real wisdom begins with a reverent fear of God!
Pro 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
What is the truth that guides our world?
Pro 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: “but fools despise wisdom and instruction”.
The world is led by foolish men who have rejected the wisdom of God!
1) Many believe that wisdom is simply the art of how to succeed in this life.
It does not take long growing up in our world to see that there is an order of worldliness in our world and if you cannot be a part of it then you will be just pushed aside and walked over.
This is even more prevalent today as immorality is pushed onto people who know the truth of immorality!
Most people believe that success and happiness can only come by finding a place to fit into this evil world.
This is the world of Satan!
This is the world that Satan used to tempt to the Lord.
Mat 4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
Mat 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
Mat 4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
BUT, What does God say?
Pro 24:21 My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:
Pro 24:22 For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?
2) There are also many who seek wisdom by a philosophical study of the essence of life.
Philosophy is the love of wisdom but today this usually only means searching for a reason things are the way they are.
Things are the way they are because of the influence of Satan!
Philosophy should be based on facts and truth but today a few ignorant men have changed philosophy into a search to explain things without acknowledging the truth of God!
For instance evolution is not based on facts.
Climate change has been happening for 6000 years with very little influence from man.
SO, Philosophy has become a false religion of the mind!
God says this:
1Co 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
We see that both of these groups are only fools who reject the truth of God!
3) The true essence of wisdom then can only be spiritual!
Life is more than just living by man-made rules!
Life is more than being rewarded for some action you may have or may not have completed.
BUT, Wisdom has it’s foundation in only one place!
Pro 2:6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
Pro 2:7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
Pro 2:8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
True wisdom involves observation!
True wisdom involves instruction!
BUT, True wisdom begins with “Faith” in our Lord and our Savior!
Job 28:28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
God granted Solomon his request and the Word of God says that Solomon was given a wise and understanding heart that He has not given to any human since that time.
These things of wisdom are only useful, if we are going to be around for awhile so God also said these things:
*****1Ki 3:14 And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.
1Ki 3:15 And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and offered up burnt offerings, and offered peace offerings, and made a feast to all his servants.
People are always seeking ways to live a long and happy life and there is truly only one way to do this!
If we walk the Christian walk with the Lord Jesus Christ, God will lengthen our days!
Solomon would go on to attain great riches but David his father had already made Solomon a very rich man.
Solomon would go on to increase the size of his army and their military equipment but David his father had made Israel a safe place to live.
Solomon’s future days depended on his own walk with the Lord just as are the days of each of us!
When Solomon awoke from his dream he was already wiser and he realized to honor God, he needed to get as close to God as possible and he went to the Tabernacle of David where the Ark of the Covenant was housed and not some high place where anyone could go seeking there own god.
Solomon realized it was more important to present his offerings at the place where the Temple would soon be built.
Jerusalem is certainly the place that God has chosen for the nation of Israel just as the New Jerusalem is the place God has chosen for the Body of Christ!
Mat 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
Rev 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
SO, the wisdom of Solomon began to be seen by his people, Israel.
*****1Ki 3:28 And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment.
What are the facts?
Every nation will follow and will submit to leaders who are guided by the wisdom of God!
The wisdom of God can be made clear by chosen men if they are in agreement with the written Word of God!
Today we have the complete Word of God so we do not need any special revelation from God, or some dream, to know what God desires from each of us. God has written it all down for us!
AND, the wisdom of God is only a great benefit if we put it into action in our own lives!
Applying wisdom to our life demonstrates our understanding of the Word of God!
In the life of Solomon we can see proof that God does exactly what He says He will do.
What had God promised King David?
1Ch 22:9 Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about: for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days.
1Ch 22:10 He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever.
So, Solomon became the wisest of all men.
*****1Ki 4:29 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.
We see that the wisdom of Solomon came from Elohim, our Creator.
God’s power is His ability to accomplish His purpose for every individual that is born into this earth!
God does not allow anything we humans do to interfere with His will for all creation!
God can do and will do what is needed to be done in any and in every circumstance!
Mat 19:25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
Mat 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; “but with God all things are possible”.
There is absolutely nothing that God cannot do!
There is only One other mentioned in the Bible who was wiser than Solomon and it was the Lord Jesus Christ.
Mat 12:42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, “a greater than Solomon is here”.
Because it is only the Lord Jesus who has the entire wisdom of God!
Php 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
God not only gave Solomon high powers of the mind but he also gave Solomon a great capacity to receive knowledge as well as communicate that knowledge to others.
We may not ever have the wisdom of Solomon while we are on this earth but God will still freely share His wisdom with us if we just ask.
Jas 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. Jas 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
God will always give us the wisdom we need for the work He has given us to do!
And one day when we finally get back home God will share with us all His wisdom!
1Co 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
BUT, Even this wisdom is useless unless we use it to be in God’s will.
The “heart” as used in this verse refers to the intellect of Solomon.
Not only was the wisdom of Solomon vast in in quantity but also in quality!
We may see a pile of sand as just particles until we see that we do not have a number to give the quantity of sand even in one desert or on one beach. We can look into just a handful of that same sand and see that no two grains of sand are exactly alike, in size, in shape, or in color and our minds just cannot see how this could be true but Solomon could give an answer to all these things.
There was no doubt that the wisdom of Solomon exceeded that of any other human being!
*****1Ki 4:30 And Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
Wisdom alone can make a man foolish but God had given Solomon the wisdom of how to apply knowledge.
Solomon knew how to do things!
The children of the east are always described as being wise and full of wisdom but they did not know how to get things done and in most cases chose war as an act to convey their own wisdom.
We can see that this still holds true today for the nations that are east of Israel.
The wisdom of Egypt was in arts and sciences and they were renown for this wisdom which was one of the reasons that they despised the Greeks in the time of Alexander who boasted of their own wisdom but the wisdom to apply the arts and sciences to all the things of this world was known only by Solomon.
The Bible says that Moses possessed the wisdom of Egypt which aided him in moving the children of Israel to the Promised Land of Canaan.
Act 7:22 And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.
The wisdom of Solomon much exceeded the wisdom of Moses because Solomon knew why things work as they do.
Israel is still a world leader in many of these things of applying wisdom to knowledge and much of the world still hates them even for these things!
The Bible says that Solomon was wiser than all men!
*****1Ki 4:31 For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Graphite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about.
Ethan was wise enough to have written written one the Psalms that are preserved throughout eternity.
Psa 89:1 Maschil of Ethan the Graphite. I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
Heman was also wise enough to have his Holy Ghost inspired words preserved throughout eternity but the wisdom of Solomon was far superior to that of Heman.
Psa 88:1 A Song or Psalm for the sons of Korah, to the chief Musician upon Mahalath Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Graphite. O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee:
The sons of Mahol, Chalcol and Darda were also renown in Israel for their wisdom but their own wisdom was far surpassed by that of Solomon.
We see that Solomon was given a great opportunity to spread the Word of God because he certainly knew the truth of God but Solomon!
Solomon had the God given ability to even discern the signs of the times and this power to interpret extended to natural things as well as spiritual things.
Solomon became a great philosopher the proof is in the Book of Ecclesiastes.
Solomon became wise in his teachings, the Book of Proverbs is that proof.
Solomon became a great songwriter, the Songs of Solomon is proof of that.
And much of what Solomon said went unrecorded.
*****1Ki 4:32 And he spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.
1Ki 4:33 And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.
God teaches us, in these things of Solomon, that common sense is a good thing.
Discretion is also a good thing along with getting a good education in all the things of God and His creation.
Intelligence also should be a trait of the Christian, so the world can see that we are not just a bunch of robots who blindly follow the Word of God.
There is a great difference in blindly following the Word of God and understanding the “Truth” of God!
God wants us to understand the full realm of His creation, so we do not fall into the traps of evolution and the traps of false science.
1Ti 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:
1Ti 6:21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen
We can see today that even our own president says that Christians are all a bunch of Neanderthal because we do not accept what false science insist on, though the world has never been able to prove God to be wrong!
Solomon’s wisdom included being able to explain God’s creation in words that all others sought to hear!
*****1Ki 4:34 And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.
Today there is no one place where a person can go to get answers, beyond the Word of God.
Knowledge is so vast that no one person can comprehend it all!
In fact this is a sign of the last days.
Dan 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
In fact the universities of America and much of the world have stopped teaching instructions for life and are now teaching philosophy to the point where our young people are not able cope with the world that is being left behind by this generation that is falling away from God! This is to our shame!
Ecc 8:16 When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:)
Ecc 8:17 Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea further; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.
True wisdom begins with God!
In Solomon’s day, the entire world came to Solomon for the answers to questions that they did not understand because Solomon’s wisdom was a gift from God!
Solomon was the richest man to have ever lived by our own standards but Solomon was not the wisest man to have ever lived because that was Jesus and Jesus said this:
Mar 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Mar 8:37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Mar 8:38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
By the end of Solomon’s life, he came to know the clear truth.
Spiritual matters and not physical matters are the most important things in this life!
Ecc 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
Ecc 12:14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
As grand as was the life and the wisdom of Solomon was, it has all passed away!
It is still what comes after this life that has the greatest importance!
Luk 12:27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Luk 12:28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Luk 12:29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
Luk 12:30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
Luk 12:31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.