King Solomon chose wisdom. Very good. What would YOU choose?
I've decided that people would probably ask for whatever they feel they need most at that time. Or a solution to whatever their biggest problem at the time is.
Solomon gets wisdom shortly after being made king and = the best King ever. His biggest worry/responsibility/problem/need was to do with being King.
Don't you think?
Anyway. We had this discussion in Sunday school at church recently, and the teacher said,
"Most people would ask for a million dollars or something, right?"
And I thought:
Do you know what I would wish for? I would wish that all of my children would always sleep and eat how I would like them too. Then I would have children coming out my ears and it would all work out because they could sleep as many in a bedroom as I liked or anywhere at all and eat whatever I made for whatever meal and a lot of my life's problems would be solved. There would be children with my DNA all over the place. (So now you know what my biggest worry/responsibility/problem/need is at the moment.)
I think that this formula would work 99% of the time.
I can already tell you what the exception would be. It would by my husband, who would wish that he never had to cut his fingernails or toenails ever again.
I always thought that a husband in a relationship like mine and Nat's would justifiably want millions of dollars or something similar, because he's the provider and that's his lot for the rest of his life. It's his biggest worry/responsibility/problem/need (isn't it?). Cue: millions and problem solved.
But no. Not my Nat. Just spare him from trimming his nails for the rest of his life and he'd be happy.