And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built, the food of his table, the seating of his officials, and the attendance of his servants, and their clothing, his cupbearers, and their clothing, and his burnt offerings that he offered at the house of the Lord , there was no more breath in her. And she said to the king, “The report was true that I heard in my own land of your words and of your wisdom, but I did not believe the reports until I came and my own eyes had seen it. And behold, half the greatness of your wisdom was not told me; you surpass the report that I heard. Happy are your wives! Happy are these your servants, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom! Blessed be the Lord your God, who has delighted in you and set you on his throne as king for the Lord your God! Because your God loved Israel and would establish them forever, he has made you king over them, that you may execute justice and righteousness.” (2CH 9:3-8 ESV)
David is often seen as a type of Christ in that he conquers all of Israel’s enemies, setting them free from the oppression of idolatrous nations. Solomon is also a type of Christ in the way He is described above. He points us toward the “Prince of Peace” who will rule with such wisdom and such wealth that it will take our breath away as Solomon’s did the Queen’s. She observes, “happy are your wives!…” The great news is that this happiness she can only observe as an outsider is what we have to look forward to, as sons and daughters of the king!