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What did Jesus say about King Solomon

What did Jesus say about King Solomon

In the Bible, Jesus refers to King Solomon in several instances, highlighting Solomon’s wisdom and splendor, and using these references to teach about greater truths of the Kingdom of God. Here are the relevant Bible verses and main takeaways:

  1. Matthew 6:28-29 (ESV): Jesus speaks of Solomon’s splendor in the context of teaching about worry and God’s provision. He says, “And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” This reference emphasizes that God’s care and provision for His creation surpass even the greatest human splendor exemplified by Solomon.
  2. Matthew 12:42 (ESV): In discussing the judgment, Jesus mentions the Queen of the South (the Queen of Sheba) coming to hear Solomon’s wisdom, stating, “The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.” Jesus uses Solomon’s renowned wisdom as a backdrop to assert His superior wisdom and authority.
  3. Luke 11:31 (ESV): This verse parallels Matthew 12:42, with Jesus again mentioning the Queen of Sheba coming to hear Solomon’s wisdom as a sign of judgment against those who reject Jesus, stating, “The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.” It reinforces the idea of Jesus’ supremacy and the significance of heeding His words.

Three Main Takeaways:

  1. God’s Provision and Care: The comparison of Solomon’s glory to the lilies of the field teaches us about God’s profound care and provision for His creation. It reassures believers that their needs are known and valued by God, encouraging them not to worry.
  2. The Superiority of Christ: Jesus’ reference to Solomon’s wisdom serves to highlight His own superior wisdom and authority. It underscores that while Solomon was a great king endowed with wisdom, Christ surpasses him, offering something far greater to humanity.
  3. The Importance of Seeking Wisdom: The example of the Queen of Sheba traveling to hear Solomon’s wisdom, used by Jesus to highlight the significance of seeking true wisdom, emphasizes the importance of seeking spiritual truth. It calls believers to recognize and embrace the wisdom found in Christ, which surpasses even that of Solomon.

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  • Greg Gaines

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