The Joy of Serving Jesus Series Part 4
Because of Unbelievable Prosperity
I Kings 10:8
I. The Report of King Solomon – vs. 1, 6, 7
A. The Distance of the Report – located in southern Arabia
B. The Doubt in the Report
- 1 she came to prove him with hard questions
- 7 I believed not…
C. The Deficiency of the Report
- 7 half was not told me…wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard…
II. The Reflection the King’s Servants – vs. 5, 8
A. The Reflection of their Ministry – vs. 4 …and when the queen of Sheba had seen…
Everything that the servants did was a reflection of Solomon.
- It was Solomon’s wisdom. – vs. 4
- It was Solomon’s house – vs. 4
- It was Solomon’s table – vs. 5
- They were Solomon’s servants – vs. 5
- They were Solomon’s ministers – vs. 5
- Their apparel was provided by Solomon – vs. 5
- The cupbearers were bearing Solomon’s cup – vs. 5
- It was his ascent up into the house – vs. 5
B. The Reflection of their Mood
- 8 Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.
C. The Reinforcement of the Message – vs. 6, 7
- 6 And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom.
- 7 Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard.
III. The Response of the Queen of Sheba – vs. 5
A. Her Surrender
- 5 …there was no more spirit in her.
What does that mean?
She had no more fight left.
She had no more unbelief left.
She had no more doubt.
She had no more resistance to the reports that she had heard.
B. Her Summary – vs. 9
- 9 Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because the LORD loved Israel for ever, therefore made he thee king, to do judgment and justice.
C. Her Sacrifice – vs. 10
- 10 And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very great store, and precious stones: there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.