This time represented a boon for ancient Israel. Under it, God was blessing the people greatly through the wisdom he had given Solomon. Although Solomon made many mistakes throughout his life, we can learn something from the way I. Which he interacted with the Queen if Sheba. We know that his interaction was a positive thing from the fruit it bore. This is made clear in the way in which she categorizes the blessings. Not only did Solomon receive praise for his wisdom, but she received enough of an understanding of God from it that she praised God and even contributed to his campaign. Diplomatically, we see that Solomon did not hold back in his generosity toward her. He freely shared both his wealth, his God and his wisdom with her. This helped to fund establish Israel’s military might. Though he would later come to rely to heavily on being able to charm and buy, what he did here can be prescriptive for how we interact with our non believing neighbors. Let us be generous in sharing God.
1 KINGS 10:6-9
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