June 4

1 Kings 10:1-10

A queen comes to visit

As Solomon’s fame spread, the Queen of Sheba heard about his wisdom and traveled to Jerusalem to meet with him. The queen was amazed when she saw Solomon’s palace, all his servants and the loads of tasty food. “Praise the Lord your God, for He has shown just how pleased He is with you,“ she said.

The queen asked Solomon the most difficult questions she could think of—yet there was nothing too difficult for him to explain. Then she gave Solomon the gifts she had brought along, including heaps of gold and jewels. Solomon also gave the queen everything she wanted, as well as many other gifts.

Where can I go for words of wisdom?

It is good to seek wisdom! (Proverbs 3:13). Many wise words have been spoken since time began, and some wise sayings may be helpful in certain situations. However, wisdom from the Bible is more than good advice. God’s treasure of wisdom in the Bible leads to everlasting life. When you store the pearls of wisdom from God’s Word in your heart by learning verses from the Bible, you can use those truths over and over, whenever you need God’s wisdom to make a decision.

Reading the Bible increases your knowledge; doing what it says leads to godliness; applying the truths in the right way at the right time shows wisdom. We can only be truly wise when our relationship with the Lord is right. “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding” Psalm 111:10. If you want to be wise, start by using the handbook that was written by the One who created you.

Verse for today

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. James 3:13