An discerning heart

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"That night the Lord appeared to him in a dream, and God said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” Solomon answered, “You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day. “Now, Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong.'" (I kings 3:5-9)

In Hebrew it actually says 'hearing heart'. There is nothing more precious than a heart that lissens to God (see 1 Kings 3,4). Through God's Spirit we get knowledge of God and divine things. Through the working of God's Spirit we get a listening ear and a discerning, attentive heart. We pay attention to what is spoken to us by the Lord. A wise heart is a Samuel-heart: "Speak, Lord, for Your servant is listening".