However I did not believe the words until I came and saw with my own eyes; and indeed the half was not told me. Your wisdom and prosperity exceed the fame of which I heard. — 1 Kings 10: 7
Let us be conscious of the wisdom and wealth that we have been granted.
- The queen of Sheba had heard about Solomon’s great wisdom and travelled to Jerusalem with a large retinue in order to find out for herself whether the wisdom of the king was really as great as she had heard.
- We cannot really believe in God or trust Him if we have never experienced Him.
- If we give room to the Holy Spirit, we will recognize the value of things that we once merely accepted or even took for granted.
- We have good reason to praise God when we hear the preaching of the gospel, and hear words that lift us up, strengthen us, and give us a future.