February 9. When the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord, she came to test him with hard questions. Bruce, the Old Testament scholar briefly summed up the story.” King Solomon, David’s son, had asked God for wisdom in his early days. In time he became one of the richest and most successful men of his time. He acquired many possessions, many wives and concubines, gold and jewels. He thanked God for his prosperity and built a magnificent temple to honour God. The Queen of Sheba, also a very wealthy woman came to visit and test him and his wisdom.” Bruce continued, “A confusing but common point of discussion in every age and every group is, “Should prosperity and success, beautiful houses and cars be seen as a sign of God’s favour? Why is it only for some? What expectations does God have from those who do have great wealth?” Becoming an eco-friendly family: Discuss the issue of economic justice as in the example of King Solomon.
When the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord, she came to test him with hard questions. When the queen had seen and heard king Solomon’s wisdom she said, ‘Your wisdom and prosperity surpass the report which I heard. Blessed be the Lord your God who has delighted in you.’ From 1 Kings 10:1-10 Pope Francis: The rich and the poor have equal dignity, for the Lord is the maker of them all. He himself made both small and great and he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good. This has practical consequences. If we make something our own it is only to administer it for the good of all. If we do not, we burden our consciences with the weight of having denied the existence of others. LS94-95