The Queen of Sheba

Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was too hard for the king to explain to her. When the queen of Sheba saw all the wisdom of Solomon and the palace he had built, the food on his table, the seating of his officials, the attending servants in their robes, his cupbearers, and the burnt offerings he made at the temple of the LORD, she was overwhelmed. She said to the king, “The report I heard in my own country about your achievements and your wisdom is true. But I did not believe these things until I came and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, not even half was told me; in wisdom and wealth you have far exceeded the report I heard. How happy your people must be! How happy your officials, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom! Praise be to the LORD your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on the throne of Israel. Because of the LORD’s eternal love for Israel, he has made you king to maintain justice and righteousness.” 1 Kings 10:3-9

God has blessed Solomon tremendously with wisdom as Solomon had requested, and with great riches and honor which he did not ask for, but with which God readily blessed him. The Queen of Sheba traveling a great distance with a very large caravan to see for herself this King Solomon is an honor in itself. She verifies the reports she has heard of Solomon’s wisdom and wealth. Her remarks are incredible, and appear to indicate she is a believer in the God of Israel. May our words, our conversation, always be seasoned with grace and love, and say as much about our relationship with the Lord Jesus as the Queen of Sheba’s.