Solomon’s request demonstrated humility rather than self-aggrandizement with a willingness to submit to God’s authority versus selfish ambition.
Solomon’s accession to the throne should have been seamless. His older brother Adonijah, however, complicated matters putting their father’s resolve to the test.
David was overwhelmed by the knowledge that God had chosen him. He had not forgotten his humble beginnings as a shepherd, nor were his royal surroundings taken for granted.
Open your eyes to the prophetic Word and the events unfolding in the world today. God’s plans for the Messianic Kingdom will be fulfilled as revealed to David, possibly sooner than we can imagine.