Gospel Baptist Tabernacle
781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741
Where the Love of God
abounds, everyone is
Children’s Church taught
by Paul and Marsha Davis
August 31, 2014
Celebrating 55+ years as a church.
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Gospel Baptist Tabernacle
781 Salem Road
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The Queen of Sheba came to visit Solomon to hear
the Wisdom of God from his lips.
They exchanged gifts worth millions of dollars.
1 Kings 10:11 And the navy also of Hiram, that brought
gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great
plenty of almug trees, and precious stones. 12 And
the king made of the almug trees pillars for the
house of the LORD, and for the king's house, harps
also and psalteries for singers: there came no such
almug trees, nor were seen unto this day.
They also began trade with one another.
Almugwood is strong,
beautiful (black outside, ruby
red inside), and long-lasting.
Solomon used it in the temple
steps (cf. 2 Chron. 9:11) as
well as for the other purposes
The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the
Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty.
13 And king Solomon gave unto the queen of Sheba
all her desire, whatsoever she asked, beside that
which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So
she turned and went to her own country, she and
The giving was not just one
way; it was mutual.
And the trade continued.
14 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in
one year was six hundred threescore and six talents
666 talents = 25 tons of gold.
15 Beside that he had of the merchantmen, and of
the traffic of the spice merchants, and of all the
kings of Arabia, and of the governors of the
country. 16 And king Solomon made two hundred
targets (shields) of beaten gold: six hundred
shekels of gold went to one target.
(TLB) Solomon had some of the gold beaten into
two hundred pieces of armor (gold worth $6,000
went into each piece)
17 And he made three hundred shields of beaten
gold; three pound of gold went to one shield: and
the king put them in the house of the forest of
(TLB) and three hundred shields ( $1,800 worth of
gold in each). And he kept them in his palace in the
Hall of the Forest of Lebanon.
These gold shields would have been for show on
the parade ground.
Gold is too soft for use in battle.
18 Moreover the king made
a great throne of ivory, and
overlaid it with the best
gold. 19 The throne had six
steps, and the top of the
throne was round behind:
and there were stays on
either side on the place of
the seat, and two lions
stood beside the stays.
20 And twelve lions stood there on the one side and
on the other upon the six steps: there was not the
like made in any kingdom. 21 And all king
Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold, and all
the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon
were of pure gold; none were of silver: it was
nothing accounted of in the days of Solomon.
So much gold made silver of little value.
22 For the king had at sea a navy of Tharshish with
the navy of Hiram: once in three years came the
navy of Tharshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory,
and apes, and peacocks. 23 So king Solomon
exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and
for wisdom. 24 And all the earth sought to Solomon,
to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.
Not the wisdom of man,
but The Wisdom of God.
25 And they brought every man
his present, vessels of silver, and
vessels of gold, and garments,
and armor, and spices, horses,
and mules, a rate year by year. 26
And Solomon gathered together
chariots and horsemen: and he
had a thousand and four hundred
chariots, and twelve thousand
horsemen, whom he bestowed in
the cities for chariots, and with
the king at Jerusalem.
27 And the king made silver to be in Jerusalem as
stones, and cedars made he to be as the sycomore
trees that are in the vale, for abundance. 28 And
Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and
linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen
yarn at a price. 29 And a chariot came up and went
out of Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and
an horse for an hundred and fifty: and so for all the
kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, did
they bring them out by their means.
He sold chariots to the Hittites and Syrians.
Solomon increased his wealth. Silver was nothing
accounted of. Such is the nature of worldly wealth,
plenty of it makes it the less valuable; much more
should the enjoyment of spiritual riches lessen our
esteem of all earthly possessions. If gold in
abundance makes silver to be despised, shall not
wisdom, and grace, and the foretastes of Heaven,
which are far better than gold, make gold to be
Matthew Henry Concise Bible Commentary.
Ecclesiastes 2 4-11 I made me great works; I
builded me houses; I planted me vineyards: I made
me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in
them of all kind of fruits: I made me pools of
water, to water therewith the wood that bringeth
forth trees: I got me servants and maidens, and had
servants born in my house; also I had great
possessions of great and small cattle above all that
were in Jerusalem before me:
I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar
treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me
men singers and women singers, and the delights
of the sons of men, as musical instruments, and
that of all sorts. So I was great, and increased more
than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my
wisdom remained with me. And whatsoever mine
eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not
my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all
my labor: and this was my portion of all my labor.
11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands
had wrought, and on the labor that I had labored to
do: and, behold, all was vanity (empty; unsatisfactory)
and vexation of spirit (annoying; trouble), and there
was no profit under the sun.
Solomon strayed far from God in his middle age.
He was not careful to obey God’s Laws.
His life became empty, vexing, and
he was never satisfied in his heart.
He was rich in worldly possessions and pleasures,
but poverty stricken in his heart and mind.
The things of this world will never bring
contentment for very long.
Seek God and His Righteousness.
He will supply all that we need and fill our hearts
with love, joy, peace, and contentment.
That is abundant life.