BDBD is 2 Chronicles 9:1-12

1 Kings 10:1-13 also records the queen of Sheba visiting Solomon. There are some slight differences between the two accounts.

The Queen of Sheba had tough questions for Solomon to answer (2). She had a lot on her mind (1). Being queen she must have been tempted by shyness, pride, and fear to try to solve problems on her own. Yet she overcame these and set out to get answers.

The location of Sheba has several competing possibilities. Some believe it was in either south-west Arabia or modern-day Sudan on the north-east coast of Africa. Either place made the trip hard and dangerous. The Queen of Sheba exhibited grandeur by risking the trip to improve her life and country.

Seeking out advice and advancing education is good and wise. I need not shy away from asking questions. With the worse answers only being either wrong, a “NO”, or an “I DON’T KNOW” and the best only being a wealth of information to improve my existence only a fool would succumb to shyness, fear, and pride.

Solomon supplied the Queen of Sheba with all the answers and information she needed (2). She was exuberant and overwhelmed (4). Both she and Solomon was blessed by the occasion. Jesus said of her, “The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them; for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, and now one greater than Solomon is here.” (Matt. 12:42; Luke 11:31) Seeking out advice from a man of God could lead to eternal life.