Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Birds Of A Feather, Flock Together - Who Is In Your Company?

Greetings, my friends, in the name of Jesus!

As I become more studious in my studies of God's Word, I am finding that the unnamed men and women whose stories are recorded are powerful. Their stories, the faith that they exhibit, the extra mile that they go to bring God's truth to light is exactly why, I believe, we do not know their names. God wanted to show us how the unnamed have passed HIS mighty assignments! Glory.

The Queen of Sheba, from the accounts in both the Book of Kings and 2 Chronicles, was a woman of great wisdom. What is fascinating about this queen is that she did not take the rumors and reports that she heard about King Solomon as gospel truth; she came face-to-face with the king. This queen asked many, many difficult questions of King Solomon, and she was not only impressed, but highly blessed by his wisdom.
1 Kings 10:1-7, "And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions. And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bare spices, and very much gold, 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: there was not any thing hid from the king, which he told her not. And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built, And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the LORD; there was no more spirit in her. And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom. Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard." (KJV)

Rev. Dr. Charles F. Stanley, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Atlanta, asked God's people to reflect today on the company we choose. Rev. Dr. Stanley advised us to choose our companions wisely. In his Morning Reflection, Dr. Stanley suggested, "It is essential to recognize that those that you walk with impact your life. Associate with wise men and you will reap from their wisdom. Walk with fools and you will face destructions. You must choose your companions wisely."

Friends, the Queen of Sheba chose wisely. She chose another wise man to be in her company. King Solomon chose a wise woman to be in his company. Today, let us choose wisely the people we have in our circles. Choose today to have followers of Jesus Christ in your circles. Be wise. As Proverbs 13:20 warns us, "He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed." (KJV) Let's get wise up and get in the company of wise men and women.

God bless,
Therese from Belize

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