Raise your hand if you've ever heard a joke that involves a genie (or a fairy godmother) granting a wish (or two, or three) to an unsuspecting person? There are too many of those in circulation to account for. A quick google search reading "genie jokes" will give you hours of jokes, some chuckle-worthy, some groan-inducing, some disappointingly low-brow and profane (these are the times in which we live).
it or not, there was a real man who faced a very similar scenario once. A being much more powerful than a genie or a
fairy offered him one of anything he desired.
His story is found in 1 Kings 3. This Sunday, I want us to look at that story and find out what he chose. But that’s just the first part of the
message. The second part of this message
is to examine why that choice was the best choice he could have made. And in the last part of the message, we’ll
talk about how—even if God never appears to us visually or audibly--you and I
can have the very thing that man wished for, the treasure that never runs out.