LESSONS FROM THE QUEEN OF SHEBA (Continued)
Scripture Reading: I Kings 10:4-5 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built,
And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the LORD; there was no more spirit in her.
The Queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon’s wisdom and the house he had build when her attention was drawn to the meat of his table. No doubt it was laden with many wonderful and well prepared choices of delicacies; however, the focus must stay spiritual. Jesus once responded when asked if he was hungry, "My meat is to do the will of Him that sent Me and to finish His work. _ John 4:34." Once life is begun in the Spirit, stay on course. If the wisdom is Christ and the house built by wisdom is Christ and His redeemed in Him, the meat of the king’s table must be spiritual also. True sustenance for the believer is Life in Christ. Again, Jesus said, "I have meat to eat that ye know not of. _ John 4:32." In Christ’s Revelation, to the one who overcomes is promised hidden manna or aspects of Him born out of intimacy and fellowship akin to the example of the Queen of Sheba.
The sitting of his servants probably sounds very strange to the carnal mind. Servants are expected to be up and about and waiting on others. However, here they are sitting and their posture astounds the queen. Solomon’s name means peace. His kingdom is a type of the kingdom of our Lord, hence the overall picture is one of rest. The word sitting here is translated more often habitation or dwelling. The picture is an assembly gathered to their king. This picture becomes a spiritual reality as the Feast of Tabernacles is fulfilled by the Body of Christ. We are to gather unto our King.