Powered by 4 - October 7, 2015

 

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Today's reading: 1 Kings 9:1-13

Word of Solomon's extraordinary wisdom spreads across countries and nations, and as a result, the Queen of Sheba pays Solomon a visit. She's intrigued by the reports she's heard about Solomon and decides to check the situation out in person. What I noticed right away from this passage was how the Queen's interest included more than just Solomon's intelligence. She also wanted to know about Solomon's God. Verse 1 tells us that she heard of Solomon's fame "concerning the name of the Lord." And when she arrived, she witnessed and experienced firsthand God’s blessing on Solomon through his God-given wisdom and possessions. She also observed Solomon worshiping and offering sacrifices to the Lord. So the entire time of her visit, God and His goodness were openly on display for the Queen of Sheba to see, and her words in verse 9 let us know that she didn't miss the message.

How often do you think about the fact that in everything you do, you are on display as a representative for God? What opportunities do you have to show God, and specifically how He has been good to you, to others? Tami

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