“When the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon and his relationship to the Lord, she came to test Solomon with hard questions.” 1 Kings 10:1
We’re all looking for something. Sometimes it’s purpose, success, and wealth; other times it’s love, security, and acceptance. Sometimes we look to our careers and achievements to find fulfillment, and other times we look to a person to give us value. No matter what it is we’re pursuing, the source of this endless searching ultimately comes down to that feeling that there’s just something missing – but what is it?
The Queen of Sheba struggled with these same questions. In spite of her great wealth, fame, and power, she couldn’t answer life’s difficult questions. Something was missing and perhaps King Solomon held the answers.
King Solomon was King David’s son. With such big shoes to fill as King, Solomon asked God for wisdom. Pleased that Solomon would ask for wisdom over fame, wealth, or power, God blessed him with all four– the most impressive of which was his incredible wisdom. (You might have heard of the book of Proverbs in the Old Testament – yep, that was King Solomon.) As word spread of King Solomon’s success, he made sure to give God the credit.
Eventually rumors of Solomon’s wisdom and wealth reached the Queen. If anyone could answer her questions about life, certainly Solomon could. So, she began the long journey from Sheba (Yemen) to Israel. In speaking with Solomon, God opened up her eyes. She realized that all Solomon’s wealth, status and wisdom actually came from the One True God. Everything she was searching for came back to knowing God.
Are you searching for something more in life? Maybe you have the success, the money, and the relationship you thought would be “it.” So why do you continually crave more? Maybe it’s time to ask God some of your difficult life questions and see what He has to say. When you have tried everything else– what do you have to lose?