A Great Wise King

King Solomon was a great man of fame and had large audiences who desired to hear his wisdom. The queen of Sheba also had heard how wise and rich he was that she just had to see him. She was curious and wanted to test this wise King with what she may have considered would be some questions that were hard. She arrived with her entourage and a great caravan of camels carrying spices, large quantities of gold, and precious stones, and met with Solomon, she expressed all she had on her mind. She most likely was amazed of how he answered and gave explanations for all of her questions. 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 cup-bearers in their robes and the burnt offerings he made at the temple of the Lord, she was overwhelmed. Furthermore, she was wise for she listened, and it increased her understanding (Proverbs 1:5,CSB).

 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 that 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.” Those statements bears repeating, so I will, but first one must understand that it is important that those who work under one’s lead and care, must be flourishing and happy in his or her work environment or in every arena of life.

God’s expectations for His leaders are not only that they have His wisdom but to have hearts of love and compassion in caring for and meeting the needs and interest of those they lead, and not their own self-interest (Philippians 2:4,NIV). 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. Many leaders(male and female) are called by God to be leaders. However, we have a greater wise, famous, loving, caring, and compassionate King to emulate, sitting on the throne, whose name is above all names, Jesus Christ. We can ask Him anything and nothing is too hard for Him.

One moral of this story is: People want their questions answered and to be cared for. What would be your moral?

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