Queen of Sheba’s Blog

Scripture Reading – 1Kings 10:1-13

Blog Title – Queen On A Quest

Blogging Niche – Royal and Travel Bloggers

About Me – I’m the queen of Sheba, but I’m also a woman who enjoys traveling, meeting new people and gaining new insight into the world and life as we know it. My heart delights in knowledge. I will cross any desert, climb any mountain, and swim any sea in my quest for true wisdom.

Blog Excerpt –

The Wisdom of Solomon

Portrait of my meeting with Solomon courtesy of Dorling Kindersley.

I’d been hearing things about King Solomon. His fame was growing – his star on the rise. Supposedly, he was wealthy, successful and very wise. At first I wondered if reports of his wisdom and achievements were greatly exaggerated. If not, I had many questions to be answered. I decided to pay the king a personal visit to find out for sure.

My journey was long and perilous. During my travels I often missed the comfort and security of the palace, and yet, I marveled at the new and different sights around me as the caravan traveled to Jerusalem. Upon arrival, I immediately sought out King Solomon.

I am happy to report that tales of his great wisdom were not at all exaggerated! He had an answer for every question I asked. Nothing I posed was too complicated or confusing for the wise king.

As I toured his palace, I marveled at the abundance of food and servants attending him. My last stop on the tour was the temple Solomon had built for his Lord. I was awe-struck. I understood then that Solomon’s wisdom is a gift from his God. Praise be to the Lord!

My long journey was a huge success – success beyond what I’d even hoped for! I gave Solomon gold, spices and precious stones, but in return I received something worth far more than any earthly treasure.

 Blessed are those who find wisdom,
those who gain understanding,
for she is more profitable than silver
and yields better returns than gold.
She is more precious than rubies;
nothing you desire can compare with her.

(Proverbs 3:13-15)

The truth is out there; the quest to find it begins in the Word of God.

Brianna

Once upon a time there was a young woman who graduated cum laude from university. For years she despaired of ever using her English degree. Then I gave her the direction she needed and now she writes for me - her father so heavenly.

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Queen Esther’s Blog

Blog Title: Queen for the Day

About Me: Queens are notoriously too busy to keep our own blogs; instead we take turns writing posts. It is also well-known that Queens have a hard time keeping posts short, so we apologize ahead of time.

The Queen for today is Queen Esther.        

Intended Audience: The Queen’s subjects.

Blog Excerpt:

The Tale of the first Beauty Queen:

Once upon a time in the kingdom of Persia there was to be a beauty contest. The king’s officers had arranged the contest because years earlier King Xerxes had deposed his first queen. Now he missed her and his sadness cast a cloud of gloom over the entire court.

Xerxes’ officers were sure that a beauty contest would cheer up their despondent king. Soon fair maidens from all across the empire were lining up at the chance to be queen.

Now in the citadel of Susa there was a Jew from the tribe of Benjamin. His name was Mordecai. Mordecai had taken in his orphaned cousin Esther and raised her as his own daughter. She was a beautiful young woman who was obedient to Mordecai.

One day Mordecai entered his lovely daughter into the king’s beauty contest. Esther effortlessly won the king’s favor. He was more attracted to her than to any other woman. Esther often wondered whether it was her beauty or spirit that so enchanted the king, but would never dare to question.

The king crowned Esther his new queen. There was a great banquet for all the king’s nobles and officials. The huge celebration became a holiday throughout the provinces!

While the new queen was living a life of luxury, being adored and honored by many, a sinister man had slithered into the palace and also won favor with the king. His name was Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite. King Xerxes had given him a seat of honor above that of all the other nobles. His favor with the king was so great that all the royal officials at the king’s gate knelt down and paid honor to Haman, for the king had commanded it. Only Mordecai would not bow to Haman.

Mordecai’s refusal to obey the king’s order and bow to him infuriated Haman, especially when Haman learned that Mordecai was a Jew. Rather than punish Mordecai alone, Haman decided this was an opportunity to rid the kingdom of the entire Jewish population.

Then Haman said to King Xerxes, ‘There is a certain people dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom who keep themselves separate. Their customs are different from those of all other people, and they do not obey the king’s laws; it is not in the king’s best interest to tolerate them. If it pleases the king, let a decree be issued to destroy them, and I will give ten thousand talents of silver to the king’s administrators for the royal treasury’ (Esther 3:8-10 NIV)

Because the king was foolish, he was easily manipulated by Haman and agreed to the evil man’s scheme. Indeed, foolish are those who give complete power to a mere mortal!

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Brianna

Once upon a time there was a young woman who graduated cum laude from university. For years she despaired of ever using her English degree. Then I gave her the direction she needed and now she writes for me - her father so heavenly.

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