Saturday, September 24, 2016

Shadows from Sheba

"The queen of Sheba… came to prove him [Solomon] with hard questions… And she said to the king… Behold, the half was not told me… and she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold" (1 Kings 10:1-10).  "The kings of Sheba… shall offer gifts. Yea, all kings shall fall down before Him… And He shall live, and to Him shall be given of the gold of Sheba… and daily shall He be praised" (Psalm 72:10-15).  "Watch ye, stand fast in the faith… Maranatha (the Lord cometh)" (1 Corinthians 16:13,22).

The queen of Sheba came and proved
King Solomon and gave him gold,
For by his answers she was moved
To say, "the half" had not been "told." 

Her visit was a shadow cast
Of the prophetic truth foreseen
Of Christ enthroned on earth at last
And praised by every king and queen. 

A little while, now, yet remains
Until these shadows are eclipsed
By Christ exalted when He reigns
As He is dwelling in our midst. 

O Lord, the watchword "Maranatha"
Confirms what prophets have foreshown
(Along with shadows cast from Sheba)
You'll come and reign upon Your throne.  

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