"The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." attributed to Plato

"Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing." attributed to Edmund Burke

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Sunday, 22 August 2010

Women of the Bible No. 16 The Queen of Sheba

"And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bore spices, and very much gold, and precious stones."

I Kings X v. 2
Why did the Queen of Sheba make this journey? It was to see for herself that the wisdom and prosperity for which Solomon was famed was indeed true.

And after satisfying herself on this point, indeed finding that his wisdom and wealth far exceeded her expectations, they showered each other with many gifts and she returned to her own country.

The Queen was probably a pagan, but even she could appreciate that the Lord was the source of all Solomon's blessings. Indeed she was breathless with amazement at what she found at the royal court.

(Sheba, by the way, was c. 1200 miles from Jerusalem, a mountainous country, identified as the modern Yemen.)

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