I have always marvelled at the Queen of Sheba, a woman who sought knowledge and wisdom to such a degree. Who was this royalty who journeyed over 1,000 miles in a climate of extreme heat and dry terrain, in a day and age when travel was not comfortable, convenient, nor safe. What kind of woman would go to such measures to ask "hard questions concerning the name of the LORD"?
"And 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…"
~ 1 Kings 10:1
In this modern day society filled with distractions of every kind, we are often too quick to accept or too lazy to care… This woman took a caravan across the vast desert in search of the truth! We have access to it in one printed volume with thousands of Bible translations and biblical references at our fingertips! Do we constantly search the Scriptures for the answers to life's "hard questions"? Do we give up our precious time (like the Queen of Sheba) to seek His wisdom?
"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."
~ Proverbs 1:7
|King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba by Claude Vignon|
May we daily, devote time in our hectic schedule to study His will, learn His ways and live according to His statutes. May we always seek and find!
"The entrance of thy words giveth light;
it giveth understanding unto the simple."
~ Psalm 119:130
As we start a new year, I pray your journey brings you closer to the King of Kings. May those who see your life in the Lord be in awe, as the Queen of Sheba was with Solomon when she exclaimed,
"Blessed be the Lord thy God…"
~ 1 King 10:9a
To have someone associate you with Him would be one of the greatest moments of your existence! For "there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth!" (Luke 15:10).
|Solomon and the Queen of Sheba by Giovanni Demin|
"Call unto me, and I will answer thee,
and show thee great and mighty things,
which thou knowest not."
~ Jeremiah 33:3