Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Do you ever think people are testing you?

The Queen of Sheba came to satisfy her curosity about just how smart this King Solomon truly was, so she came loaded with riddles! Yes, riddles.

Do you ever have those days that you feel like people are truly trying to test your wisdom? They are testing you for some reason, maybe they are like Queen Sheba who indeed came to test Solomon. She wanted to know if indeed he was this smart King that everyone was talking about.

In this region, people delighted to banter in intellectual exercises to test each other's wisdom through riddles or difficult problems. She came to tempt or prove if Solomon was truly wise! How often does the devil use someone like the Queen of Sheba to tempt you? The original word for test in this verse truly means tempt. We all know that God doesn't tempt, so this was the work of the devil I would assume...but once again he failed! The queen says in verse 9, Praise the Lord your God, who delights in you and has placed you on the throne!!!

Indeed, stay strong. Handle your test or allow God to and give Him all the praise!!!

Sweet blessings,


Nikole Hahn said...

That's the way I have felt for months. It's like taking a test, but you really don't know what grade you got or are getting. LOL.

Frankie said...

Today was very interesting reading regarding King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. The king made silver and gold as plentiful in Jerusalem as stone. Wow!

Every three years the trading ships returned loaded with gold, silver, ivory, peacocks and apes. This caught my attention, apes. What did they do with apes? I can see peacocks gracefully walking around the courtyards, but apes? Yes, very interesting reading today!