I Kings 10:1-10

The queen of Sheba comes to get a first-hand look at this king who was wise, and what she saw took her breath away.  She was amazed at how he spoke and what he knew, as well as the extreme prosperity of the land and of his royal court.  This queen came with her own pile of wealth, but it was nothing compared to what Solomon had.  She was blown away by it.

Sometimes pagan people are found to be uttering some very amazing truth, and this queen is no exception.  I take note of what she said in verse 9; “Blessed by the Lord your God, who has delighted in you and set you on the throne of Israel.”  The queen of Sheba knew were to give the praise, and who it was that was behind all of Solomon’s greatness.  It was God himself!  God had made it happen. And why had the Lord done this?  Because of His great love for Israel.  Out of love God wanted his people to have both justice and righteousness!

When God loves you He wants to bless your life.  And what blessings does God want you to have?  Justice and righteousness are the two most important things in the world for a country to have.  We want things to be fair and true, but they also must be righteous!  Some people say that, in order for fairness to reign, people need to be given the freedom to do things that God says are not right.  But this, of course, is not righteous.  We want fairness but not righteousness.  God never gives one without the other.  When we pray for God to bless our land, it is justice and righteousness that we are asking for.

Pastor Bob