Wednesday, April 9, 2014


In First Kings three, God allows King Solomon to ask for anything. Solomon asks for wisdom. Even though he didn’t ask for riches and fame, God gave him those things also because of his wise choice.

In this same chapter Solomon demonstrates the wisdom God gave to him through the ruling with the two women and the baby. He wisely tests the love of each mother by suggesting cutting the baby in half so each woman could have part. Only the real mother would give up her own child just to save it.

The end of that chapter says that the people heard of this verdict and knew that the king’s wisdom was from God.

Pick up the last three books you read. What words of wisdom were shown in those stories? How was the wisdom shared? Were there times when wisdom was given directly through a character’s dialogue? Was there some kind of wisdom taught throughout but in an underlying manner? Did you finish reading and think that there was a moral to the story?

As Christian writers, we tend to share God’s wisdom through our story. However, we don’t want to come across as “preachy.” We also desire to present words of wisdom in a natural way, meaning it comes across in the story without being blatantly stated.

Look back at the example books. Which author did the best job of presenting wisdom that flowed naturally and not preaching to the reader?

Study your work in progress. Are you handling the imparted wisdom in a natural way? Are there areas of preachiness? Strive to impart wisdom or morals through your stories in natural ways without being preachy.

As a Christian, do you study God’s Word? Are you constantly and consistently feeding on God’s wisdom? Knowing His wisdom will help in imparting it rightfully.

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