Solomon’s dream had a powerful effect upon his life and kingship. The dream itself reveals some amazing truths.
Firstly, a man who is asleep can still communicate accurately with God.
1 Kings 3:5 NKJV
“At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask! What shall I give you?”
Solomon gave his answer in his sleep.
Firstly, he expressed his appreciation to God for making him king in the place of David his father.
Secondly, he humbly acknowledged his inadequacy for the formidable task of judging Israel.
Thirdly, he asked for understanding to judge God’s people properly.
1 Kings 3:9 NKJV
“Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?”
All these complex matters were spoken by Solomon in his sleep. He never uttered even one word with his mouth.
1 Kings 3:10 NKJV
“The speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.”
God blessed Solomon because of his unspoken words.
1 Kings 3:11 NKJV
“Then God said to him: “Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked long life for yourself, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice,”
God gave him what he asked for and more.
1 Kings 3:12 NKJV
“behold, I have done according to your words; see, I have given you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has not been anyone like you before you, nor shall any like you arise after you.”
May you receive life changing revelation from God. May your responses in all dimensions be pleasing unto God, in Jesus’s name.