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Fame Us?

In 1 Kings 10, Scripture tells us the Queen of Sheba was so impressed by King Solomon’s fame that she made a special trip to see him, in order to experience his extreme wisdom and wealth first hand.

If you read too quickly though, you might skip over a phrase found in the middle of verse one that clues us in to the purpose behind Solomon’s fame.  What God did through Solomon had nothing to do with making Solomon famous and had everything to do with making God famous.

The Queen of Sheba confirmed this later in verse nine when she said, “Praise the Lord your God, who delights in you and has placed you on the throne of Israel…” Even this outsider understood the reason for Solomon’s fame—to bring praise to God.

You see, it’s not about us.  It never has been.  Any amount of recognition we receive for our talents and abilities was intended to bring glory to our Creator.

T. J.

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