"AND SHE SAID TO THE KING,..."
I Kings 10:6-7

Robert Hawker
(1753-1827)


"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 beheld, the half was not told me!"–1 Kings x. 6. 7.

If the queen of the South was so astonished in the view of Solomon's wisdom, what ought to be thy surprize, my soul, in the contemplation of Jesus, in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge! When thou didst first hear of Jesus, and when constrained by necessity to come to him, a poor blind ignorant sinner, how little didst thou conceive either of thyself or him. He told thee indeed, all that was in thine heart, and made thy very spirit, like her's, to faint within thee, when he shewed thee thy, sin and his Salvation. Surely then, and often since, even now, hast thou been constrained to say, as she did, the half was not told thee by others, of what sweet discoveries he hath made to thee of himself. Think then, my soul, what holy surprize and joy will burst in upon thee in the day when, at the fountain-head of glory in his courts above, he will unfold all his beauty, love, and wisdom; when thou shalt see him as he is, and know even as thou art known!

From the POOR MAN'S MORNING AND EVENING PORTIONS.
Robert Hawker



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