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We all know that Solomon was the wisest & wealthiest man in the bible, however he moved away from God eventually.

My question today is how to live a blessed life like Solomon did? By being Rich, full of wisdom, pleasing everyone & so on.

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Well Solomon did write the Proverbs for this very reason ... –  fredsbend Sep 21 '13 at 21:53

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The New Testament has sort of turned things the right way up. Now we're warned not to desire to be rich:

Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.
(1 Tim 6.6-11)

Secondly, we will not live a blessed life if we are pleasing everyone:

For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.
(Gal 1.10)

Thirdly, I believe the wealthiest and wisest man in the bible was actually Yahshua Ha-Maschiach. Consider His way of life, which we are to follow:

I speak not by commandment, but I am testing the sincerity of your love by the diligence of others. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.
(2 Cor 8.8-9)

Paul said this in the context of urging the Corinthian believers to fulfil their promise to give and this brings us on to something else Yahshua commanded:

I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
(Acts 20.35)

Hence, the more we give, the more blessed we will be. However, before we can be blessed in any of the ways aforementioned, God commands us to be baptised (full immersion in water) as adults. He makes it very clear that anyone who doesn't do his will be damned, which is to say they will not be blessed at all: quite the opposite. For details on where God says this in The New Testament, please see my answers on baptism questions.

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Welcome to Christianity Stack Exchange, Sujith. I hope you enjoy your stay with us.

Forgive me if I am incorrect, but judging from your question I infer you are, perhaps, new to Christianity (not the web site, but the religion). If you are not, feel free to correct me.

Jesus gave us the "secret" to living a blessed life in what Christians call the Sermon on the Mount. In Matthew chapter 5, we read that Jesus gathered His disciples around Him as He sat at the top of a hill, with perhaps hundreds or thousands of people on the hillside before Him as well. Jesus' teaching begins with a series of statements preceded by the words "Blessed are," which are often called the "Beatitudes" (vss.3-12).

According to Jesus, we all can experience a truly blessed life, but such a life is not found in temporal and worldly pleasures and pursuits. Rather, a blessed life is found as we embrace those values that may often be counter-cultural but are always preferable to such temporal and fleeting pleasures as wealth, power, and fame. There are eight beatitudes, and each one is preceded by Jesus' words "Blessed are." "Blessed are

  • the poor in spirit." These are His followers who recognize how needy they are in God's sight. In other words, they realize they have nothing but brokenness to offer God and are humbled by and grateful for God's grace and mercy extended to them through Jesus.
  • those who mourn." Jesus' disciples who are truly sorry for their sins and who as often as is necessary confess and repent of their sins, God will surely comfort.
  • the gentle/humble/meek." Each of these words suggests to me not weakness, but strength under control. Jesus, the creator and sustainer of the universe, was and shall ever be co-equal with God and the Spirit in power, but He was glad to "humble Himself and become obedient to death, even death on a cross"; consequently, God "highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name" (Philippians 2:8,9). The world teaches us to be assertive; the Bible teaches us to serve--gently, humbly, and meekly.
  • those who hunger and thirst for righteousness." True Christians seek not to do what pleases them but what pleases God. God delights in His children when they engage in good works and right actions. Doing the right things does not make us a Christian but it marks us as being a Christian, and as a result we will truly be satisfied. Riches, fame, and power by themselves can never satisfy the hungry heart, but to do the things God has laid out for us to do will satisfy us now and in eternity.
  • the merciful." Grace is showing loving favor to someone who doesn't deserve it; mercy is withholding punishment from someone who deserves it. Just as God mercifully withholds from us the punishment we are due, He expects His followers to do the same. Jesus taught us to pray "forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors."
  • the pure in heart." When our motives before God are pure, they are not mixed with impurities such as selfishness, self-will, lust, greed, and double-mindedness. On the contrary, the pure in heart pursue holiness and "sanctification without which no one will see the Lord" (Hebrews 12:14.
  • the peacemakers." Peacemakers seek to reconcile people who are at odds with one another. They delight in unity of purpose among brothers and sisters in the faith who strive together harmoniously despite their differences. Peacemakers build bridges between "we the people of God" and not walls of separation between "us" and "them."
  • those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness" and have been insulted and slandered because of their being Christians. Being persecuted and gladly suffering injustice for Jesus' sake, God will one day reward in heaven, and that reward can never be taken away (see Matthew 6:19-21).

There is nothing inherently wrong with wisdom, wealth, and worldly applause, particularly wisdom. Each can have its place in the Christian's life, if that is God's will. To seek earnestly after wealth and worldly applause (i.e., respect, fame, and adulation), however, is not fitting for a child of God, and to do so will result in disappointment, emptiness, and ultimately a lack of reward in heaven. Remember what happened to Solomon. He did not end well, despite his many God-given blessings, not the least of which was godly wisdom. Sadly, toward the end of his life, the idol worship in which some of his wives engaged became a snare to him, and he consequently fell from God's favor and forsook the very heart of wisdom; namely, the fear of the LORD.

I encourage you, Sujith, to make Jesus' beatitudes your guiding principles in life. If you do, you will truly be blessed. On that you have Jesus' word!

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(sorry, im not good in english) "By being Rich, full of wisdom, pleasing everyone & so on."

Maybe i ask you a question: Why you (or we) want to "being Rich, full of wisdom, pleasing everyone & so on"?

Did Solomon want to be like that? If he want, he will say it to God when God aske him.

(1 Kings 3:5-14 King James Version)

5 In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.

6 And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.

7 And now, O Lord my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.

8 And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

9 Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

10 And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.

So, if you ask "How to live a life of blessing like Solomon" the answer is you must be learn about Solomon's purpose. Solomon didnt chase the bless but he chased God because HE WANTS GOD'S WISDOM. god's wisdom is the Word. So, if the Word became the human, you must be like Jesus because He is the Living Word. And anything you ask in the name of the Son, everything you want will be realise.

Remember, be like Jesus its mean not live in sin ;)

Gbu :D

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