Applications from 1 Kings
The Story: 1 Kings 10:1-14
In this passage the Queen of Sheba hears of Solomon’s fame and comes to visit him. Ancient Sheba is accepted as being located in southern Arabia. It is estimated to be 1500 miles away.
Having heard of Solomon’s wisdom she decides to come and test him. This was somewhat common at this time between diplomats. Solomon answered all of her riddles.
She admits that initially she didn’t believe all she heard. Now, she realizes it was all true and even more than she heard. She is so overwhelmed with the greatness of Solomon and all he has built that it takes her breath away! Once gifts were exchanged she returned to her country.
God had done something great in Israel through Solomon.
People Will Come
The Queen of Sheba travelled 1,500 miles through desert to see what God was doing. Once people begin to hear, they can’t help but come and see. If people hear what God is doing, then come to see, what they see better deliver.
Have you ever received the “winning” envelope from Publisher’s Clearing House? I remember as a young person getting that piece of mail the first time. Unaware that it was simply a gimmick, my heart raced as I opened it. Sadly, I was quickly disappointed.
When God does something great, people will come. In Solomon’s case it was real because it was of God. Be sure, in your own case, it is real and not a gimmick. Jesus can always deliver, as long as we point those who come…to Him.
Pastor Chanc Strickland
HARPETH BAPTIST CHURCH
1011 Butterworth Road
Kingston Springs, TN 37082