An Even Greater King
Read: Luke 11:31 & 1 Kings 10:1-13
Just as God was the center of King David’s heart, even when he messed up, King Solomon followed after God too. Psalm 37:30 (NIV) says, “The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak of what is just.” King Solomon was a wise king.
When his father chose him as the next king of Israel, he prayed that Solomon would follow hard after God.
What is seriously cool is that King Solomon’s wisdom and trust in the Lord shone through his actions and how he behaved.
Luke 11:31 tells us that a Queen from the South “came from the ends of the Earth to listen to Solomon’s wisdom.” From far away the Queen of Sheba heard about thegreatness of Solomon. What is so cool is that she traveled to the kingdom and she came prepared to test what she had heard. 1 Kings 10 verses 6 and 7 sound like wonder as the Queen is mentioning all that King Solomon’s kingdom had. The coolest verses for myself were 8-9:
“Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee and hear thy wisdom. Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel”.
After all of her questions had been answered by King Solomon, the Queen praised our God. She traveled so far and saw for herself the incredible wisdom that God blessed Solomon with. How great is our God!
King Solomon followed after God to lead his life and decisions. Even a Queen traveled very far to witness herself this kingdom. Do your friends look at you as someone who has Godly wisdom? Are there places in your life God can shine through to your lost friends?
Even though King Solomon was great, our Lord and Savior is even greater. Where do you need to let God be greater in your life? Where can you give God the glory?