1 Kings

The Visit of the Queen of Sheba (1 Kings 10)

“The Visit of the Queen of Sheba

1 Kings 10:1-13

 

This is not only a great Gospel picture of how some find the Lord, it is also an example of how the Lord has raised up His people and “blessed them with all spiritual blessings” (Eph.1:3) as pictured by Solomon’s gracious treatment of his people. “Behold, a greater than Solomon is here.” (Matt. 12:42)

 

1.   Her Investigation (vv. 1-2)

The Queen of Sheba traveled a great distance and spent a great fortune to investigate the claims of others who had been talking about this great King concerning his God. Someone had been talking about Solomon! We should be talking about the Lord in the same way to raise interest in others about our God. (1 Peter 3.15, Psalm 45:1)   Like the Queen of Sheba, many unsaved have weighty matters of the heart to pour out to the Lord.

 

How Big Are the Little Things!

It has often been said, "Big things come in small packages." The meaning of this familiar adage is quite clear - though something may be small in size, its importance may be far greater than we think. Periodically, Christians need to be reminded of this important principle in their walk with the Lord. Repeatedly, the Scriptures emphasize how important "little things" are in the lives of God's people - each example filled with meaning.

 

When Israel returned from their seventy-year captivity in Babylon, they needed to be reminded of the importance of "little things." Under the leadership of Zerubbabel, work immediately commenced to restore the temple in Jerusalem which lay in ruins. When it was completed, it proved to be significantly less impressive than the one previously built by Solomon. God had to remind His people through Zechariah not to despise "the day of small things" (Zech. 4:10) Encouraging them, He declared: "The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former" (Hagg. 2:9). Though it was smaller, God promised that its glory would be greater.

It has been through this text that the hearts of many of God's children have been greatly encouraged through the years, especially those who have wandered from the Lord. Like the Prodigal Son, they doubted if they would ever be welcomed back into their Father's favor or be useful to Him again. Discouraged and disheartened about their own unfaithfulness, they have felt that their testimony was forever ruined.

 

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