When the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon and his relationship to the Lord, she came to test Solomon with hard questions. Arriving at Jerusalem with a very great caravan —with camels carrying spices, large quantities of gold, and precious stones—she came to Solomon and talked with him about all that she had on her mind. Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was too hard for the king to explain to her. When the queen of Sheba saw all the wisdom of Solomon and the palace he had built, the food on his table, the seating of his officials, the attending servants in their robes, his cupbearers, and the burnt offerings he made at the temple of the Lord, she was overwhelmed.
She said to the king, “The report I heard in my own country about your achievements and your wisdom is true. But I did not believe these things until I came and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, not even half was told me; in wisdom and wealth you have far exceeded the report I heard. How happy your people must be! How happy your officials, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom! Praise be to the Lord your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on the throne of Israel. Because of the Lord’s eternal love for Israel, he has made you king to maintain justice and righteousness.” 1 Kings 10:1-9
The amazing nature of Solomon was rightly identified by the queen of Sheba as stemming from ‘his relationship with the Lord’.
I bet Solomon continually talked about God and His provision of wisdom, glory, wealth, etc. So much so, that the visiting queen commented about his relationship.
Is it evident to others that what is special about me comes out of my relationship to the Lord? Oh, I hope so. As Jesus said ‘apart from Me, you can do nothing’.
God today, as I make my way through, would you walk with Me and lead and guide. May Your Name be upon my lips and may I give glory to You. You know what ministry today holds at the school, at the studio, during the wedding ceremony and at my daughter’s birthday party. It all counts for eternity because we have this relationship. May others be overwhelmed, not by me, but by You!