Anthony Mathenia began by reading Matthew 12:42 (NKJV) - “The queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and indeed a greater than Solomon is here.”
Solomon was richer and wiser than any man had ever lived. Accordingly, the Queen of Sheba made a significant journey to visit Solomon. She came eagerly with great expectations -- all of which were exceeded.
The picture that is being displayed for us is this queen, laying aside who she is - her status in the world - left her country to go and hear about this man. And yet, even though Solomon had immense wisdom and riches, there is even a greater King than Solomon. This King will one day be worshipped by every person from every nation. This King is incomprehensible and more magnificicent than Solomon.
An Unsearchable King
That King is Jesus Christ. Christ’s greatness is unsearchable. Romans 11:33 (NKJV) states, “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!”
How do we respond to a Christ so majestic and incomprehensible? He fills time and eternity. Do we give up because His ways are unsearchable and higher than our ways?
No -- if Christ could be comprehended, He would not deserve our worship. The fact that He is incomprehensible should move us to worship Him.
Knowing Our Heavenly King
We are commanded to know Him. John 17:3 (NKJV) states, “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”
While Christ is incomprehensible, He is knowable. However, it is also impossible to have an exhaustive knowledge of Him.
So, how do we know Him? When we think too highly of ourselves, we are guaranteed to have unbiblical ideas of sin and of God. We are prone not to heed His Word. It inevitably corrupts our view of God. Similarly, when sin is treated as insignificant, a small amount of salvation will be sufficient.
The Queen of Sheba didn’t leave her visit with Solomon discouraged that there was more to him than she realized. Similarly, not being able to comprehend Christ fully should not discourage us or stop us from pursuing Christ. Instead, we should desire to know God better. That is what we were created for. To know God better should be an insatiable appetite for every Christian.