1 Kings 3:16 — Common Sense
Then two women who were harlots came to the king and stood before him.
What is common sense? Common sense is basically practical reasoning. It is the ability to see things as they really are and doing something reasonable about those things. We could substitute the idea of common sense with the word wisdom. Wisdom is the ability to take what you know of something and apply it to your actions. A person who is good at working with wood can be considered wise in the area of woodworking. A person who is great with mechanical things would be considered wise in the area of mechanics. Each person takes what he knows of his trade and applies it to his work. When we think of wisdom in the spiritual sense, wisdom is taking what we know of God and applying it to our lives.
We find Solomon confronted with a rather morbid riddle. He had to solve the riddle without compromising the truth of the matter. Solomon used his supernatural wisdom to expose the truth. Amazingly, you too have the same access to supernatural wisdom available to you today. You must go to God to obtain the common sense you need to live each day.
There are three basic facts about common sense.
1. Common Sense Is Always True.
2. Common Sense Is Always Simple.
3. Common Sense Is Always Available.
What are your thoughts on this verse?
Are there other characteristics to common sense?
In what kinds of situations do you most need common sense?
Where can you go to find common sense?