Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Above and Beyond


King Solomon gave to the Queen of Sheba all that she desired, whatever she asked much more than she had brought to the king. 2 Chronicles 9:12 



King Solomon was one of the wisest men that ever lived. It was because of his God given wisdom that people came from far and wide to meet with him. The Queen of Sheba came to see Solomon. While she spent time with him she was amazed at the splendor of his kingdom. She was astounded at the answers he gave to her difficult questions. She marveled at the provisions and work of his servants. In fact the queen was so dumbfounded that she declared that "the half of the greatness of Solomon's kingdom had not been told to her." The queen also brought gifts to present to Solomon, of which he used within his kingdom. Yet in return King Solomon gave her more than she had brought to him. I see a beautiful picture of the Lord Jesus in this encounter between a king and queen. 
When we come to the Lord and see Him for who He is our lives are never the same. We marvel at His grace and mercy that He bestows upon His servants. The love that He has clearly demonstrated on the cross of Calvary. The wisdom and direction that He provides through His Word for our lives. So often we feel like only the "half has been told to us." Even more wonderful is we have received from our KING above and beyond what we could ever give to Him. Oh the joy of being a servant of the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. What a glorious day it will be when we dwell in His kingdom forever.