‘The King, the Queen and the King’ (1 Kings 10:1-13)

There’s little doubt that the visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon, as recorded in 1 Kings 10:1-13, was the highpoint of Solomon’s reign over Israel. While there is much speculation over who she was and where she came from, the main point of what the text records is not so much about her, but about the glory of Solomon that she saw and praised the God of Israel for. When Jesus later confirmed the truth of her visit in Matthew 12:33-42, he pointed out the part she will play on the day of judgement – given that she travelled so far to see Solomon, and yet the people who saw Jesus and his miracles, rejected him outright!



⦁ That top of the mountain…
⦁ Solomon’s rapid climb
⦁ Solomon’s increasing glory…now reaches a peak
⦁ Note from the text how it tells us of …

  1. The King met the Queen, a seeker (v.1-5)
  2. The King met the Queen, a believer (v.6-9)
  3. The King met the Queen, a giver and receiver (v.10-13)

The King’s words about the Queen and hers to us!