1 Kings 10:1 – 10 Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord, she came to test him with hard questions.
I was watching a program on ESPN last night about a baseball player that had made an error during a playoff game. His team was just a few outs away from winning the game and advancing to the World Series. Unfortunately, because of his error, they lost the game and ultimately lost out on a chance to go to the World Series. After this game, the player stood boldly at his locker to answer the questions from the reports about his mistake. He took responsibility, he made no excuses. His actions made an impression on his team because they noted that most players would have tried to deflect the error away from them.
Queen Sheba came to Solomon “to test him with hard questions”. She wanted to know about God, she wanted to see if Solomon was sincere in his faith. Rather than hide or refuse to answer the questions, King Solomon acted like the baseball player. He stood firm, he stood confident, he sought the Lord’s guidance in how to answer the questions. In fact, because of his answers, Queen Sheba declared in 1 Kings 10:6 – 6 Then she said to the king: “It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom.
As Christians, we should never be afraid to answer questions about our faith, our God and our Bible. Rather than run, we must stand firm and obedient to the Lord’s command to “preach the Gospel” to all ends of the earth. There is never a hard question that can be asked of us if we seek our wisdom from the Lord.
I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!
1 Kings 10:6 – 6 Then she said to the king: “It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom.