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If I really trusted the Lord with everything, does that mean that I shouldn't study and put my trust in him with tests?

“Now, O 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. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?” 1 Kings 3:7-9

You are a physical, mental and spiritual person. You have a body, brain and soul. Just like you wouldn’t stop exercising and trusting the Lord to make you strong, likewise you wouldn’t stop studying and expect the Lord to make you smart.

Solomon asked God for wisdom, but he desired the kind to help him discern right from wrong. In addition, Solomon got the kind of wisdom that would make him unbeatable on Jeopardy. God made him an encyclopedia. It’s not a promise for the rest of us.

God gives you wisdom, but He doesn’t give you the answer to the capital of Montana or the formula E=mc2. You aren’t born with that knowledge. You have to acquire it.

If you were wise, you would study. That’s not to say you can’t lean on God for comfort and maybe a little reminder here or there about Napoleon or Alexander the Great.