The Half has Not Been Told
1 Kings 10:1-13, Matthew 12:42
Solomon was one of the most illustrious kings that ever reigned. He was without rival in his wisdom. He was the gauge by which others measured wealth. He was known by the entire civilized world. Multitudes of foreigners were drawn to Jerusalem to sit at the feet of one who had been touched by the hand of God.
Among those who came was the Queen of Sheba who left the comfort of home and braved the dangers of a lengthy pilgrimage because she wanted to know the truth about the king. When she met him and talked to him face to face, she said, “The half was not told me.”
In Matthew 12 Jesus said to the Pharisees “Behold something greater that Solomon is here.” I want us to picture Solomon as a picture of the king of Kings and Lord of Lords, and draw from this statement, “The half has not been told.”
1. WE WILL LOOK AT HIS PERSON.
The Queen of Sheba was an unbeliever. The reports she had heard were too exaggerated to be true. But she wanted to know the truth, so she came to check it out for herself.
1. She met a king who loved the Lord.
1 Kings 3:3 indicates he was one of the children of David who had followed the good side of his father.
It is amazing how families are divided between Christians and non-Christians. Solomon showed his love by offering his burnt offerings to the Lord. There is something significant about those who love the Lord.
Jesus loved his Father. He came unselfishly to this earth to do his Father’s will. He loved us enough to die for us. It is not possible for me to give you the measurements of the love of Jesus for his Father. No one could question the love of Jesus for his Father.
2. She met a king who was humble.
In verse 7 he said, “I am but a little child…” The right amount of humility is a godly virtue. There are those who are eaten up with their humility. Actually, humility can be a disguise of pride.
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