The Queen of Sheba (1 Kings 10:1 – 13; 2 Chronicles 9:1 – 12)

The Queen of Sheba (1 Kings 10:1 – 13; 2 Chronicles 9:1 – 12) Bible Lesson. Teen Bible Lesson.

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1 Kings 10:1 – 13

2 Chronicles 9:1 – 12


1. If you could spend a day with one of the following, whom would you prefer and why: Caesar Augustus, Joan of Arc, Queen Elizabeth I or Napoleon?

2. What motivated the queen of Sheba to travel over 1,000 miles to visit Solomon? What reasons can you  discover in verses 1 – 13 for such a spectacular visit?

  • his achievements
  • his wisdom
  • his faith
  • her curiosity
  • her skepticism
  • her national interests

3. What questions do you suppose the queen of Sheba asked Solomon?

4. What impresses you the most about Solomon?

  • his achievements
  • his wisdom
  • his faith
  • his generosity
  • his political and economic savvy

5. What impresses me the most about the queen of Sheba was that she:

  • had the intelligence to test Solomon with the hard questions
  • saw the connection between Solomon’s wisdom and his God
  • knew how to flatter Solomon
  • didn’t seem overly concerned about her image (or reputation)

6. What were her words in 1 Kings 10:9?

  • sincere
  • manipulative
  • full of understanding
  • a recognition of the Lord as Solomon’s and Israel’s God
  • a confession of the Lord as her God, as well

7. What did the queen of Sheba take home with her?

  • seeds of faith
  • a new faith
  • a business deal
  • wonderful gifts
  • more than she brought

8. What does this story stir up in you? Why?

  • envy
  • suspicion
  • unworthiness
  • embarrassment (regarding praise or wealth)

9. What is the surprise twist and the main point of this whole episode?

  • a woman of this era comes to test Solomon
  • she pays homage to the god of Solomon’s territory (Israel)
  • she expresses faith in the God of Israel
  • she offers extravagant gifts for his advice
  • Solomon gives her a “blank check”

10. Why did Jesus make a historical reference to the queen of Sheba in Matthew 12:42 (Luke 11:31)?

11. Who is someone whose godly wisdom has drawn you to the Lord? What might you do to express your appreciation to them?

12. If someone could give you “all you desired and asked for”, which three of the following would  you choose?

  • great wealth
  • great health
  • physical attractiveness
  • a successful career
  • a happy family
  • a life without stress
  • a close walk with God
  • a clear sense of purpose
  • close friends
  • other: ___________________

13. What do your choices in the last question indicate about the next steps you need to take in your life?

14. Who truly admires you or seeks out your opinion? How is love for God evident in your speech and communications?

15. What will you do this coming week to thank someone you admire?



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