Seize the Moment – Day 821


Something Greater Than Solomon!

1 Kings 10


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Thursday, June 16.


Have you ever had a chance to meet a powerful or famous person? Did that person live up to your expectations?


King Solomon received many important visitors, and one of the most famous was the Queen of Sheba. After spending time with Solomon and inspecting every aspect of his kingship, she concluded in 1 Kings 10:6-7, “It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom. Nevertheless I did not believe the reports, until I came and my eyes had seen it. And behold, the half was not told me. You exceed in wisdom and prosperity the report which I heard.


As a point of comparison, Jesus referenced this story in Matthew 12:42, “The Queen of the South will rise up with this generation at the judgment and will condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.


To further illustrate this contrast, 1 Kings 10:23-24 explains of Solomon’s power and fame, “So King Solomon became greater than all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom. All the earth was seeking the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom which God had put in his heart.


What can possibly be greater than the greatest king on Earth?It is the Kingdom of God, the sovereign rule of God over all creation, Heaven and Earth, through the rightful kingship of the King of Kings, God’s only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus declared that He was ushering in “something greater,” and that was His wisdom, His riches, and His rule, which far exceed all who had ever come before Him, including King Solomon. Jesus has put all things in subjection under His feet (1 Corinthians 15:23-28).

Seize the moment and put your faith in King Jesus because He will never fall short of the power and fame ascribed to Him.
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