“But you will have a son who will be a man of peace and rest, and I will give him rest from all his enemies on every side. His name will be Solomon, and I will grant Israel peace and quiet during his reign. He is the one who will build a house for my Name. He will be my son, and I will be his father. And I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel forever.”
– 1 Chronicles 22:9 – 10

The first treasure we are digging out from King Solomon’s mines is the principle of peculiarity.

If strenght was the most essential ingredient for success, then Absalom or even, Adonijah, should have been King in David’s stead.

David was old and not as strong as he used to be, Solomon wasn’t a man of war. The odds were high but something stronger than what David could control worked for Solomon and the least expected became one of the most revered King of Israel.

Solomon's wall excavated in February 2010 between the the Temple Mount and City of David (Silwan)

Solomon’s wall excavated in February 2010 between the the Temple Mount and City of David (Silwan)

So what is this thing that worked for Solomon?

See, God had told David not to build a temple for Him, that Solomon his son would build it. Why was God choosing Solomon to build the first ever temple in Israel you ask, because building this temple will require a lot of brain work, material and financial investment and Solomon happen to be a man of wisdom and wealth.

Yes, wisdom was Solomon’s peculiarity. He was good with generating income, organisation, and all the brain work required for successfully executing landmark project in a period when attention was focused on men of strenght in war.

Someone may want to ask, but Solomon was already King before God bestowed him with wisdom and knowledge, the question is, how else would he have known to ask for wisdom and knowledge if he was not already possessing a considerable amount of it?

See it this way, I have money (let’s use Nigerian currency), N2000 to be precise but the price of the lovely jacket I desperately want to buy is N3000. That means except I can get the N1000 to close up the margin, I will still be unable to possess the Jacket, but I still have money.

Solomon had just enough wisdom. That was his peculiarity but in order to become a world renowned King, who built the historical temple and possessed lots of wealth, he needed more than “just enough” wisdom, he needed the “extra.”

Every man has been created with his own peculiarity. God said, “let us create man in our own image and likeness.” This makes us understand that there is no man God created to be poor or without gifts (God given capital) because the image of God does not reflect poverty. We are the ones not exploring the gift God has given us to the maximum.

Most times, a man is too busy chasing after dead works (money, hate, wickedness, immorality etc), so much that there is no way to plug into the supernatural and except a man plug into the supernatural, destiny cannot be attained.

You have been created with a peculiar gift and if you have not discovered yours, you need to start spending time in isolation with God in order to discover it. Moses was a stammerer, he never thought he had enough gift to lead a whole nation out of Egypt but a peculiar question changed his life, God asked him “what is in your hand?” Today I am asking you the same question.

Solomon could have been blaming God or even asked that God should make him a very strong warrior because strenght of war was the in-thing at the period but he must have recognised his peculiarity so he asked for more wisdom and knowledge. We found out later in his story that there was no war in Israel for a very long period in time, had he asked for strenght, it would have been useless.

At times, the most popular idea, is not always the best idea, only isolation with the spirit of God can reveal the workings of the times and how to plug in.

– Written by Alex Amos

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