2 Chronicles 9 – The Impression

2 Chronicles 9The focus is on the Queen of Sheba, and Solomon the King of Israel. Though the chapter involves symbolism and accounts, these are all as a result of the “Impression” of a Godly King upon an inquiring Queen.

At first, it would seem that this is about a Queen meeting a King, and rightfully so. But it is also about the character of God and the Impress upon the soul, upon the hearts of the searching. We see this in verse 1 when the Queen is baring her heart to the King. The King responds with compassion to the honesty of the conversation.

And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great company, and camels that bare spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart. And Solomon told her all her questions: and there was nothing hid from Solomon which he told her not.
2 Chronicles 9:1-2

The wisdom of Solomon and the grace with which he ruled could only come from a God that had appointed him king, and a king who served this God who ruled in his heart, mind and soul. Her response in verse 8 tells the story of amazement of the glory of God:

“Blessed be the Lord thy God, which delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, to be king for the Lord thy God, because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.”

We as Christians, with our personal testimony, have been called out, set apart, that the Spirit of God would dwell within us, ruling with judgment, justice and wisdom in our hearts, minds and souls. We must respond with compassion to those who would come to us asking for understanding. The words we speak in the name of the Lord give the testimony of His grace that is sufficient in a world that is starving for hope, compassion and understanding. The words of Jesus leave an Impression upon the soul that will comfort the distraught. And as one is transformed by the Impression, one will receive continually the in-filling of hope as Jesus is revealed in the life.

The Queen received abundant blessings from the King, and she went home, back to her country, she and her servants, a changed woman, a complete ruler and a compassionate Queen. The Impression is not of man–it is of God–and the Queen knew it.

Bill Cude


2 thoughts on “2 Chronicles 9 – The Impression

    • It is in His service that we are inspired by the Holy Spirit. Our testimony is the Compassion of the Lord towards His own…His Word accomplishes that which He intends and I am thankful for your kind words of encouragement that His Spirit transforms lives with blessing big and small! Be blessed always friend

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