Queen of Sheba:

The queen of Sheba was a wealthy, powerful woman who reigned a vast, rich empire. She was most interested in the wisdom and prosperity and the relationship that King Solomon had with the LORD God. The wisdom of the queen of Sheba came from her wealth, power and her life experience. The wisdom, health, power and the life experience of King Solomon came from the LORD God who prayed for it. It was complete and extensive it was a wisdom that could not be confused by coming from man.
1 King 10:1-13, 2 Chronicles 9:1–9

The queen of Sheba was a very wealthy Queen from probably the South Arabian kingdom of Saba. Ancient Saba is what is now to modern Yemen. (Thompson, 1994). The Arabian Peninsula is about 1,500 miles south of Jerusalem. The kingdom of Saba was famous for frankincense and myrrh. Frankincense and myrrh ranked alongside gold for trade and as gifts for a king. (Isaiah 60:6; Jeremiah 6:20). The kingdom of Saba is combined with Ethiopia and in Psalm 72:10.

When the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions. The queen of Sheba went to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bare spices, and very much gold, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.

Here is a woman of power, a queen in her own country, who had heard that the new King of Israel had the favor of the LORD. She did not trust what anyone said she wanted to verify if King Solomon was as wise as others had said he was. I am sure she wanted to know about how he ruled his kingdom, his intent of gaining more land. She might have even asked him if he was a man of war like his father or a man of peace. Also I am sure she would talk about his relationship with the LORD God.

That is what we as Women of Christ should be doing and that is proving those we have heard about, or even those who we already know who have a relationship with the LORD. We need to take it one more step and that is to find for out for ourselves all we can about Lord Jesus Christ. You should start with the Bible then take your questions to the Lord in prayer and through the Holy Spirit allow the journey to begin.

King Solomon could answer all her questions and he held nothing back. 1 King 10:4-13 tells us that when queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of King Solomon, the house he had built, sitting or dwelling place of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, their apparel, his cupbearers, stairway which Solomon went up unto the house of the LORD after all this there was no more spirit in the queen of Sheba. The queen of Sheba was satisfied the report she had heard about King Solomon acts and wisdom she had heard about was true. She could not believe it until she saw it with her own eyes. She discovered that King Solomon exceeded his fame regarding his wisdom and prosperity.

Like the queen of Sheba we should go to our Lord and question Him in all things regarding our life; our likes, dislikes, our joy and our troubles. Jesus is there for us always. Jesus is our All-in-All when we are tired He is there to hold us up, when we are confused He is there to help us sort it all out. When we commune with our Lord Jesus and gain a better relationship with Him there is no joy nor is there more peace that can compare when we go to Him.

The queen of Sheba was a wealthy, powerful woman who ruled a vast, rich empire. She was most interested in the wisdom and prosperity and the relationship that King Solomon had with the LORD God. The wisdom of the queen of Sheba came from her wealth, power and her life experience. The wisdom, health, power and the life experience of King Solomon came from the LORD God who prayed for it. It was complete and extensive it was a wisdom that could not be confused or complicated by man.

The queen of Sheba was astounded that the court of King Solomon was happy including his servants which stood continually before him. She was amazed that the LORD God had blessed King Solomon and was delighted in him and made him king to do judgment and justice. (2 Chronicles 9:7-8).
And she gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices great abundance, and precious stones: neither was there any such spice as the queen of Sheba gave King Solomon. (2 Chronicles 9: 9).

All the gold and wealth that the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon could not compare with the gifts which were bestowed on her. King Solomon gave unto the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever she asked, besides that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So she turned and went to her own country, she and her servants. What the queen of Sheba took with her was wisdom from the LORD God. How this impacted her life we can only speculate. It seems to me that she went to King Solomon with an open heart to learn as much as he would give her. She did not ask for a sign of his greatness nor did she send someone else to test him, she went herself.
We have received such great gifts from our Father God. We have received His Only Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, the Holy Spirit as our Comforter, the triumph over death, an adversary that speaks in our behalf, and an example how to live our lives. Every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father. (James 1:17).

“Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:4-8)

Reference:

Thompson, J. A. (1994). vol. 9, 1, 2 Chronicles, The New American Commentary. Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers. pgs 241-44.

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Joanne Holstein is a Becker Bible Studies Teacher and Author of Guided Bible Studies for Hungry Christians. She is a graduate of Psychology/Christian and Bible Counseling with Liberty University. She is well-known as a counselor to Christian faithful who are struggling with tremendous burden in these difficult times. She is a leading authority on historical development of Christian churches and the practices and beliefs of world religions and cults.

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