The Mumblings of My Mind – Kirsty Harkness
September 9, 2017 Business
Imagine having even 1/10th of the wisdom of Solomon!
It’s my regular prayer to God, that He would give me wisdom. Wisdom in my business dealings, wisdom with staff and colleagues, wisdom in my daily and big decisions… the list goes on.
I loved reading this account yesterday of when the queen of Sheba visited King Solomon in 2 Chronicles.
“When the queen of Sheba heard of Solomonʼs fame, she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions. Arriving 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 she had on her mind. Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was too hard for him to explain to her. When the queen of Sheba saw the wisdom of Solomon, as well as the palace he had built, the food on his table, the seating of his officials, the attending servants in their robes, the cupbearers in their robes 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 what they said until I came and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, not even half the greatness of your wisdom was told me; 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 his throne as king to rule for the Lord your God. Because of the love of your God for Israel and his desire to uphold them forever, he has made you king over them, to maintain justice and righteousness.” Then she gave the king 120 talents of gold, large quantities of spices, and precious stones. There had never been such spices as those the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.”
I was reading this account thinking on Solomon’s wisdom, but what actually stood out to me was how generous the queen of Sheba was! It inspired me.
Imagine being of the continuous mindset of blessing others. Solomon would have been the last person in need of gifts and more wealth. But then it goes on to say that Solomon not only used her beautiful gifts for building God’s house with special touches, but he then was even more generous to her in return.
“The servants of Hiram and the servants of Solomon brought gold from Ophir; they also brought algumwood and precious stones. The king used the algumwood to make steps for the temple of the Lord and for the royal palace, and to make harps and lyres for the musicians. Nothing like them had ever been seen in Judah. King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba all she desired and asked for; he gave her more than she had brought to him. Then she left and returned with her retinue to her own country.” – 2 Chronicles 9:1-12
Now that is leaving an impression!
I’m inspired indeed.