May 25, 2019: SOAP #3460:  1Kings 10, 11; 2Chronicles 9; Romans 6B Scripture:  1Kings (NIV) 10:4 When the queen of Sheba saw all the wisdom of Solomon and the palace he had built, 5 the food on his table, the seating of his officials, the attending servants in their robes, his cupbearers, and the burnt […]

May 25, 2019: SOAP #3460: 1Kings 10, 11; 2Chronicles 9; Romans 6B

Scripture:  1Kings (NIV) 10:4 When the queen of Sheba sawall the wisdom of Solomon and the palace he had built, 5 the food on his table,the seating of his officials, the attending servants in their robes, hiscupbearers, and the burnt offerings he made at the temple of the LORD, she wasoverwhelmed.
6 She said to the king, “The report I heard in my own country about yourachievements and your wisdom is true. 7 But I did not believe these thingsuntil I came and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, not even half was told me; inwisdom and wealth you have far exceeded the report I heard.

Observation:   As Iwas reading the comments made by the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon, I mindstarted thinking what I will say when I enter the courts of heaven.  Truly the 'half has not been told' me.  The reality of heaven will 'far exceed' what Ihave been told or imagined in my mind. 

I was reminded of Paul's comment about the possibility of dying: 'I am tornbetween the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far.'Philippians (NIV) 1:23   Heaven comparedto earth"better by far!  It is not even aclose comparison!

Application:   Whenthe Queen of Sheba heard the fame of King Solomon, she had to go see forherself.  She brought many costly gifts. 
What I have heard about heaven sure makes me want to go and see formyself!  And having Jesus share this lifewith me, makes me excited about sharing the life to come with Him!  I too must take some precious gifts"souls ofpeople loving and serving Him!    

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, what a day that will be when Istand in your presence!  It will be 'betterby far' than anything I have experienced on this earth.  Amen

Pastor Leon
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