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Jesus In 2 Chronicles

Jesus in 2 Chronicles

 

““And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon…she said, ‘It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom.’”                        

2 Chronicles 9:3-5 NKJV

 

                Solomon was asked by God what he wanted as king, and instead of asking for riches or power, he asked for wisdom. Because of his answer, God granted all to him, and his reputation was so admired and stretched abroad, that even the Queen of Sheba came to see for herself. She soon found he was indeed as wise as his reputation said. Solomon was truly the wisest man to ever live until Jesus of Nazareth.

                Jesus, without a doubt, usurps Solomon as being the wisest. In Matthew 12:38-42, the Pharisees were wanting Jesus to show another sign.  They were not genuine in their request, but it was a means to not believe. Jesus called them out and contrasted them to the Ninevites who were not Jews but willing to accept God’s word. He then contrasted them with the Queen of Sheba who was also a Gentile. “The queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and indeed a greater than Solomon is here.” (Verse 42) The Gentiles referenced by Jesus had more faith than Jews who were witness to Him who was greater than Jonah or Solomon.

                What about us? Do we lack faith in the Greater or will the Ninevites and the Queen of Sheba judge us in the last day? That faith in the Greater requires obedience.  Obedience begins by believing in Him which includes confessing Him (Romans 10:8, 9), repenting of our sins (Acts 2:28), being baptized into Christ (Galatians 3:27), and living faithfully until death (Revelation 2:10).