The Queen of Sheba was Amazed By King Solomon’s Wisdom and Wealth
The Queen of Sheba visited Solomon in Jerusalem on purposes of trading. However, she was also curious to find out if all the reports concerning Solomon’s wisdom and wealth are true. Sheba is the ancient name for modern Yemen. According to historical facts, Yemen was ruled by kings and queens.The queen of Sheba came to visit Jerusalem when it is at its zenith. She came with a large retinue of important persons and goods including gold, spices and precious stones. She challenged Solomon with all kinds of difficult questions and he answered all of them correctly and wisely. When the queen saw Solomon’s splendor, she was amazed because of the overwhelming glory and wisdom that were displayed.After seeing Solomon’s splendor, the queen realized that the report she has heard concerning Solomon are true.
Jesus Used Queen of Sheba as Example
Jesus Christ used the queen of Sheba as an example of a person who seek Jesus and God’s kingdom. The queen of Sheba came from very far distance to question and learn from Solomon’s wisdom.
In Matthew 12:42 KJV, The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
In this passage, Jesus is trying to say that the Jews had disowned Jesus, the Messiah that they believed will come from the family line of David. The queen of Sheba, a foreigner, traveled so far to Jerusalem to hear Solomon’s wisdom yet Jesus’ wisdom incredibly excelled him but the Jews did not seek after him at all. Therefore, the queen of Sheba will rise up at judgment day to condemn the Jews. The Jews rejected Jesus Christ as their Messiah by trying to find faults with the miracles he performed. They were the one who caused Jesus Christ to be sentenced to the crucifixion.
What Can We Learn from the Queen of Sheba?
There are some qualities we can learn from the queen of Sheba. Firstly, the queen of Sheba has a strong determination to overcome all obstacles and seek for truth. She would travel so far from her country to Jerusalem to hear Solomon’s wisdom. Before believing the reports about Solomon, she tested Solomon with many questions.
We must have a fervent heart to seek God’s truth. Every day, you must spend time with God to build a strong relationship with him. If you have a good relationship with God, God’s presence will be with you and you will be successful. Before believing a preaching, you should examine the bible to see where it is in accordance with God’s words. You can also pray for the Holy Spirit to guide you.
But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. (Deuteronomy 4:29 KJV)
And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 10For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. (Luke 11:9-10 KJV)
The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing. (Psalm 34:10 KJV)
I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number. (Job 5:8-9 KJV)
Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The Lord be magnified. (Psalm 40:16 KJV)
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:6 KJV)
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:13 KJV)
O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is. (Psalm 63:1 KJV)
Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. (Psalm 119:2 KJV)
And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. (Psalm 9:!0 KJV)
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV)
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. (James 1:5 KJV)
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. (Ephesians 5:15-17 KJV)
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. (James 3:17 KJV)