What do you give to the man who has everything? You think you have it bad! Think about the Queen of Sheba trying to impress King Solomon.
First she had to show her wealth in a blunt way. She brought 120 talents of gold which computes to roughly $165 million at today’s gold prices. She knew that Solomon did not need gold, but she had to show that she could play with the big boys.
But after the power play came the nuances. In order to demonstrate that in some small way he might need her, she turned to exotic, specialty, expensive spices, seeking to give him something he did not already have, but might value.
This has been my experience with God again and again. There is the power play where the enemy is crushed, but then God with infinite creativity gives an additional gift that touches my emotions very deeply.
Even though we are still in the Egyptian brickyard in many ways, let’s defiantly war out ahead for the gifts that the King will bring us above and beyond the essential freedom.
Copyright August 2015 by Arthur Burk
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