Give and it will be given

Solomon was a very wealthy king. Very wealthy, and very wise. To be able to handle large quantities of money you need to be wise. That is why God gave Solomon first wisdom, and then wealth.

Other royal people from afar came to the king laden with gold…

1 Kings 10:10 And [the queen of Sheba] gave the king 120 talents of gold, large quantities of spices, and precious stones. Never again were so many spices brought in as those the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.

Solomon and Sheba were in a generosity contest. The more the queen of Sheba gave to the king, the more he wanted to give back to her.

1 Kings 10:13 King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba all she desired and asked for, besides what he had given her out of his royal bounty.

This all reminds us of Jesus. The more we give to the King, the more he will give back to us. He is in a generosity contest with us. He pours it back. He says “give, and it will be given to you, a good measure, shaken together, and running over” (Luke 6:38).

We can never outgive God. He wins. Always.

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