1 Kings 3:13–14 (ESV)

13 I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that no other king shall compare with you, all your days.

The granting of the wisdom that Solomon requested was not the end of the Lord’s speech with him. Yahweh declared that he would give Solomon more than what he requested. There are two things that God mentioned as being unconditional. These things were riches and honour. In these Solomon would be superior to any kings that were contemporary with him.

There is another promise that is phrased, however, in a manner that contains a condition. Long life was promised to Solomon upon the condition that he would keep the statutes and commandments of the Lord. The fact that we find this condition spoken of here should prepare us, as we observe in the following chapters the unfolding of his life, to continually ask the question of whether Solomon was fulfilling this condition.

There is a final observation to make concerning the conversation between the Lord and Solomon. That observation is that we from our New Testament perspective find an example of Jesus' teaching when he said, But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you (Matthew 6:33).