Today’s reading continues to paint the picture of Solomon’s vast wealth and power at the height of his reign. Additionally, foreign leaders seek to understand Solomon’s secrets to greatness. Besides the queen of Sheba (from modern-day Ethiopia), “all the kings of the earth sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God put in his heart” (2 Chronicles 9:23). Not only is God fulfilling HIs promises to bless Israel when they walk in obedience, God is also fulfilling His promises to Abraham to bless the nations through his offspring (Genesis 22:18).

God is keeping His promises, but the promise of blessing the nations through the seed of Abraham still will be fulfilled in even more profound ways in Jesus than in Solomon (Galatians 3:16). Since that is further down the road, let’s take today and pause to see God’s faithfulness to Abraham, Moses, David, and other servants to accomplish what had been promised years in advance. God is faithful!