Mathew 12:42c something greater than Solomon is here.
V.42 is one of the responses A Jesus gave to the request for a sign. B
Jesus said at the judgment day the Queen will condemn this generation because you refuse to listen to Jesus who is greater than Solomon. Even today 3,000 years later Solomon is recognized as a man of great wisdom. When Solomon ascended to the throne God ask him what he wanted from God and Solomon replied wisdom. C In the early years of his Solomon used the wisdom of God to rule, build the great Temple and vastly expand the riches and territory of Israel. D
However, in his later years Solomon acquired 1,000 wives and concubines from many country’s worshipping false god’s. The pleasures of life, power, wealth and women led Solomon away from the wisdom of God. God told him he could remain king, but the nation would be taken from his son. E Solomon wrote Ecclesiastics to describe his folly.
Contrast this with Jesus who created and sustains the universe and lived a perfect life on earth obeying the will of God to die for the sins of all humans. He arose and is now in heaven at the right hand of God as all disciples High Priests, Intercessor and Advocate. F
Jesus is greater than Solomon!
Notes: A- Jesus is greater than Jonah; B- Matthew 12:38; C- 1 Chronicles 1:7-12; D- For map “Empire of David and Solomon” click here; E- 1 Kings 11:9-14; F- Colossians 1:16-17, Matthew 26:39, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Matthew 28:6, Acts 1:9-11, Hebrews 8:1, 1 John 2:1, Hebrews 4:14, 7:25
Henry Luke 3/18/2018
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