The Amazing Fulfillment Of A Divine Promise

Each year Solomon received about 25 tons of gold.   . . . All the kings of Arabia and the governors of the provinces also brought gold and silver to Solomon.  
. . . The King made a huge throne, decorated with ivory and overlaid with pure gold.           . . . No other throne in the world could be compared with it!
All of King Solomon's drinking cups were solid gold as were all the utensils in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon. They were not made of silver, for silver was considered worthless in Solomon's day!
The king had a fleet of trading ships of Tarshish manned by the sailors sent by Hiram. Once every three years, the ships returned, loaded with gold, silver, ivory, apes and peacocks.
So King Solomon became richer and wiser than any other king on the earth. Kings from every nation came to consult him and to hear the wisdom God had given him. Year after year, everyone who visited brought him gifts of silver and gold, clothing, weapons, spices, horses and mules.  
. . . He ruled over all the kings from the Euphrates River in the north to the land of the Philistines and the border of Egypt in the south. The king made silver as plentiful in Jerusalem as stones.  2 Chronicles 9:13-27 (NLT)

God gave Solomon the opportunity to ask for whatever gift he desired. Solomon asked for wisdom to govern God's people and God said to him: "Since this is your heart's desire and you have not asked for wealth, possessions (riches) or honor, nor for the death of your enemies, and since you have not asked for a long life but for wisdom and knowledge to govern my people over whom I have made you king, therefore wisdom and knowledge will be given to you. And I will also give you wealth, possessions and honor, such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have." (2 Chronicles 1:11-12)

This is the promise God made to Solomon and the amazing fulfillment is what we saw in 2 Chronicles 9:13-27. God is a Promise Keeper. He fulfills whatever He says. Solomon put God's Kingdom Agenda before his own earthly needs and the result was that he was blessed beyond his wildest expectations. God added what Solomon had not asked for: wealth, honor and fame.

Question: Has God changed? Is He still a Promise Keeper? So why is it so difficult for many of us to take Him at His word and trust Him completely by seeking God's Kingdom first in our daily living? Are we scared that He might not fulfill His promise to add all other things unto us? I can only imagine the many disappointments we might face in heaven when we go through the divine storehouses and find all the packed blessings that were never shipped to us on earth because our lack of faith in God prevented that from happening.

Let's take God at His word and taste the amazing fulfillment of His promises.

Prayer: Father, may my life be fully consecrated to you.  Please help me to put you first. Amen.