(2 Peter 1:5-8)
One day, a little child will be able to have a wolf or a leopard or a lion or a bear for a pet. (Isaiah 11:6-9)
The wolf will romp with the lamb, the leopard sleep with the kid.
Calf and lion will eat from the same trough, and a little child will tend them.
Cow and bear will graze the same pasture, their calves and cubs grow up together, and the lion eat straw like the ox.
The nursing child will crawl over rattlesnake dens, the toddler stick his hand down the hole of a serpent.
Neither animal nor human will hurt or kill on my holy mountain.
The whole earth will be brimming with knowing God-Alive, a living knowledge of God ocean-deep, ocean-wide.
The Queen of Sheba enters the Bible scene in 1 Kings 10:1-13, 2 Chronicles 9:1-9, and 2 Chronicles 9:12. Jesus also makes reference to her in Matthew 12:42. The Queen of Sheba was no ordinary lady. She was a great monarch in her own right with plenty of power, wealth, and an intelligent mind to carry on a conversation with the wisest man who ever lived.
1 Kings 10 reads: “Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord, she came to test him with hard questions…she spoke with him about all that was in her heart.” Solomon answered all of the Queen’s questions; there was nothing he did not explain to her. After the Queen of Sheba experienced all the wisdom and prosperity of Solomon’s house, she exclaimed: “Blessed be the Lord your God, who delighted in you, setting you on the throne of Israel! Because the Lord has loved Israel forever, therefore He made you king, to do justice and righteousness.” Afterwards, King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba exchanged generous gifts before she went back to her own country.
Here are three things we can learn from the Queen of Sheba:
1. Ask the Greatest Teacher for help
School can be tough but you don’t have to struggle through classes on your own. When you don’t understand something or have a huge paper to write, ask God to give you wisdom and knowledge. He knows all the stuff in your books, plus some.
The mark of a well educated person is not necessarily in knowing all the answers, but in knowing where to find them. – Douglas Everett
Even after attending college and receiving higher education, one cannot expect a person to know everything there is to know about the world. So what does it mean to be well-educated?