“At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God asked, ‘Ask for whatever you want me to give you.’" ‒ 1 Kings 3:5 (NIV)
After Solomon’s father, King David appointed him to be the next king, God personally appeared to Solomon in a dream. The Lord said, "Ask for whatever you want me to give you." As a new King, Solomon could have asked for anything. However, he humbly asked God for a discerning heart to govern God's people and distinguish between right and wrong. The Lord immediately promised to give Solomon a "wise and discerning heart" unlike any before and after him. In addition, God blessed him with unequaled wealth and honor during his reign.