Thursday, May 28, 2009

What Did Rulers in Days Gone by Give Each Other As Gifts?

2 Chronicles 9:1a, 9, 13 & 14b

"Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon,..." "Then she gave the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold and a very great amount of spices and precious stones; there had never been spice like that which the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon."

"Now the weight of gold which came to Solomon in one year was 666 talents of gold,"

"...all the kings of Arabia and the governors of the country brought gold and silver to Solomon."

There weren't any frivolous gifts here, no DVD's or I-Pods. What has happened to the respect that used to be between rulers?

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