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The Queen of Sheba — Seeking Answers

(The Queen’s Story: 1 Kings 10:1–9)

In the Word

Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord, she came to test him with hard questions (1 Kings 10:1).

Of the Word

The queen of Sheba had heard of King Solomon’s wisdom, and she came loaded with tough questions. If he was as wise as she had heard, no riddle would remain unsolved and no question would be too difficult. The queen asked, and Solomon poured out answer after answer. He left her absolutely speechless!

Our world, unfortunately, has no Solomon. But we do have the One who endowed Solomon with his great wisdom. His name: the Lord God. He invites us to ask for His help, and He promises to give it. “… call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me” (Psalm 50:15).

How many questions can we ask? The psalmist says, … I will call on him as long as I live (Psalm 116:2b). The queen went home thinking of Solomon’s wisdom. We can live in the certainty of God’s love, His wisdom, and His care for us.

Walking with my Lord

Dear Heavenly Father, like the queen, I have questions that trouble me. Help me find answers in Your Word. Surround me with people who will help me stay close to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Mustard Seed: Daughters of the King. Marcia Gomulka and Myrna Lou Meyer, authors. 15/34 ©2013 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org

Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations were taken from the ESV Bible® (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

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