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
What a beautiful picture of a wise woman. She knew how to give honor by bringing not just a gift, but many gifts. I believe this is also a picture of the bride of Christ today as we come to Him, we never come empty handed, we pour out our love and worship telling Him all that is in our heart.
It’s never about monetary value. It’s about what it costs you to give it. The cost of your gift may be time, it may be stepping up to do what you feel is not in you to do. The greatest of all gifts are those born of sacrifice, when tears flow from the cracks of a broken spirit.
This should be happening in our church services but most importantly, daily in our homes. It should the example we set for our children and our friends, that they too may know the value in their gift.
Approach God with a humble heart and a contrite spirit, but knowing that you’re His son/daughter, come boldly, holding nothing back, but giving liberally to Him of the Love He so freely has given you. Expose the secret places of your heart to Him and you will find Him exposing the deep and hidden treasures of His covenant to you.
Until Next Time,