The Heart of Solomon

I have always thought that Solomon asked for wisdom from God. I have read the story many times and it didn't jump out to me until now. He didn't ask for "wisdom". He asked for "an understanding heart" He had desired the ability to understand what someone else is dealing with. God gave him that plus a heart that is "wise". He gave him the type of heart that would understand what someone is going through and had the ability to judge correctly. There are times when I understand what someone is going through but I don't know what to do to help them. With God's wisdom, I can lead them down the correct path. I, like Solomon, need an understanding and wise heart.