Solomon asked God for a discerning heart to govern his people and for the ability to distinguish between right and wrong. The Lord was pleased with the request, “So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be”” (1 Kings 3:11-12 NIV). It would be extreme for me to ask God for the death of my enemy, but I have to admit that I wouldn’t shed a tear if they had a bad case of the flu, overslept for an important meeting, or had a diminished sphere of influence. I wrestled with the idea of the death of my enemy and it occurs to me that even though I wouldn’t ask for someone’s physical death, death takes many forms…the death of someone’s career, the death of their prowess, the death of one’s health.