February 12, 2014
One of my favorite quotes . . .
“When the queen of Sheba witnessed Solomon’s great wisdom, the palace he had built, the food at his table, the seating of his ministers, the attendance and garb of his waiters, his banquet service, and the burnt offerings he offered in the temple of the LORD,
she was breathless.” 1 Kgs 10:1-10
What is it, beloved, that takes our breath away?
Is it the beauty of the sunshine on the pure clean snow?
Is it the rise of a brilliant full moon on a clear evening?
Is it the smile on the face of a newborn with a gentle touch?
Is it wisdom and wealth, beauty and power?
Is it Love?
Jesus said, “Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person; but the things that come out from within are what defile.” Mk 7:14-23
And it’s wisdom and love that come out from within that do not defile. They edify, they glorify, they encourage and they build up.
It’s enough to take your breath away!
You see, it wasn’t the wealth that took the Queen’s breath away, it was the Love pouring out from within Solomon and everyone there, as she said “Blessed are your men, blessed these servants of yours, who stand before you always and listen to your wisdom.
Blessed be the LORD, your God,” 1 Kgs 10:1-10
Our ULTIMATE goal, beloved, that one day someone might look at us too and say – “Blessed be the LORD, your God!” because His light, His LOVE shines so brightly from us, that HE is all they can see!
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