A Greater Than Solomon Is Here
Matthew 12:42; 1 Kings 10:1-5
Take you bibles and turn with me to Matthew 12 and look with me in verse 42. Because I want to continue in theme of what we have been doing, and that is to give honor to our dear savior, for who's glory and in who's name this house has been built.
The lord Jesus was facing, on a certain day, some enemies. They were scribes and Pharisees. They had questioned him. They had castigated him. They had interrogated him. They had picked at him. They were saying, give us a sign. Prove yourself to us. And the lord said a remarkable thing to them, in Matthew 12 and verse 42, look at it. The lord said, ''the queen of the south shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it; for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold a greater than Solomon ts here.'' now, Solomon was the greatest builder Israel had ever known. And dwelt with more wealth and more power and more affluence and more presttge, than any other ruler.
Here was the lord Jesus, a peasant prophet. And the lord Jesus was saying to them, if you only knew, a greater than Solomon is right here in your midst. And the queen of sheba, why she came all the way from the uttermost part of the earth. Bible scholars believe that was somewhere around Ethiopia. She came all the way to Jerusalem to learn of the wisdom of Solomon. And Jesus said, if you don't get right with me, she's gonna rise up in the judgment and condemn you because a greater than Solomon is here.
Can you imagine what must have gone through thelr minds, when he said that? They said, 'why Solomon was a king's son, you're but a peasant's son, a carpenter's son. Solomon was born in a palace. You were born in a stable. Solomon was born in mighty magnificent Jerusalem. You were born in little Bethlehem. Why Solomon had thousands of servants. You don't have any. Solomon wore his kingly robe. You have just a seamle ...
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