He was bold. He asked: “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” But he didn’t like the answer he got from Jesus. Even though wealth was understood to include the obligation to generously give to the poor, he went away sad and we don’t hear about him anymore.
Today we also hear about King Solomon who also asked God for something. He prayed that he be given the gift of wisdom and prudence in his governing responsibilities. This blessing God generously bestowed on him and Solomon used this gift for the benefit of those under his charge.
For what do you ask? For what do you pray? For what will benefit you or those around you?