LESSONS FROM THE QUEEN OF SHEBA (Continued)
Scripture Reading: I Kings 10:6-10 "And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom. Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard. Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom. Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because the LORD loved Israel for ever, therefore made he thee king, to do judgment and justice. And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very great store, and precious stones: there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon."
There is a vast importance in coming to see. From a spiritual perspective, in seeing, one is strategically positioned while simultaneously gaining insight to great mysteries. The vantage point becomes amazing in Christ. This queen learned that by coming to see, half of the truth of this kingdom had not been told. Many believers are being powered on the testimonies of others instead of coming to Christ and allowing Him the intimacy required to learn what is true not only of Him but also who we are in Him. Yes, wisdom is highly viewable in the Spirit! There is great blessing and happiness when one stands before the Lord continually while hearing His wisdom. God delights in His people but many do not give Him the opportunity to express His delight.
From the above verses, the Queen of Sheba begins to testify of the Lord as a result of seeing His wisdom and prosperity demonstrated in a people. Wake up church! God wants to demonstrate Christ in a people! She understood God’s love for His people, and that He is a God of righteous judgment and justice. From her own words, she clearly sees that these people are obviously and powerfully blessed from a position of rest. It is interesting that she gave Solomon one hundred and twenty talents of gold which happens to serve as a reminder of the number gathered waiting on Pentecost (Acts 1:15). Get postured for Life in the Spirit after meeting the King. Additionally, the great store of spices and precious stones represent the sweet smell of abundant praise and thanksgiving and the glory ascribed to the King of kings. All that we have heard about our Lord is most emphatically in every sense and in every realm a true report!