Solomon & the Queen of Sheba — Solomon, Jesus, & us being ready to answer questions.
Reading 1: 1 Kings 10:1-13
Reading 2: Matthew 12:42
Reading 3: 1 Peter 3:15
Today’s famous meeting, between Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, is a model for us. We don’t have the material wealth that Solomon had; our households are much simpler without servants or soldiers. But we have what Solomon had: we know the God of the Universe as our Lord and Savior. That alone makes us curiosities, and attractions, to those around us who do not yet know “The Lord Your God” (verse 9). Seeing Him in us, those who are not yet believers will be drawn to Him in worship and amazement.
This attractiveness is not the result of our rational understanding of God or our observance of His rules – the Pharisees had that, but Jesus said the Queen of Sheba will condemn them for not seeking His wisdom.
Today I pray for you, that your life will be more like Solomon’s than like the Pharisees – hungry for God’s wisdom, focused on His love, and attractive to everyone around you.
Have a great day!