“She came to Jerusalem with a very great retinue, with camels that bore spices, very much gold and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was in her heart.” 1 Kings 10:2 “Then she gave the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold, spices in great quantity, and precious stones. There never again came such abundance of spices as the Queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.” 1 Kings 10:10
It’s well known that you never come before a king without a gift of some kind. The word ‘gift’ simply is a way to show favor or honor. S
That, my friends, describes us right there. We didn’t deserve anything because while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. God, the great King of kings, gave us the greatest gift when He gave us His son. Not only did it restore us to our rightful place as kings of the earth, the very act gave us everything needed for life and godliness. Think about that for just a moment because there is largeness in that.
I believe this story is a picture of the bride of Christ today as we come to Him, we never want to come empty handed before Him. We pour out our love and worship telling Him how mighty He is, how powerful and awesome. With all that is in our heart, there is a great exchange taking place; our sorrow for His joy, our turmoil for His peace. This should be happening in our services but most importantly, daily in our homes.
So this morning, dearest Father, I give you praise and adoration. You are Lord of all the kingdoms of my heart. I praise Your name, for You are great and there is no other like You. Mighty and holy and worthy is the Lamb that was slain for me. My heart beats because of Your blood that flows through my veins. You have anointed me and called me to carry Your Word and Your name. I come boldly before Your great throne of grace, having found favor before you and man. I thank You that my steps are ordered by You and that You take delight in the plans You have for me. I will trust in You alone. It’s in the great name of Jesus I ask these things, Amen.