(Queen to Solomon) Blessed are your men and your servants, who stand continually before you and hear your wisdom! 1 Kings 10:8
The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Leo Buscaglia

(Queen to Solomon) Blessed be the Lord your God, . setting you on the throne of Israel .to do justice and righteousness. 1 Kings 10:9

Hide not thy talent . and thou shalt bring in good interest to thy Lord and Master. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92, British Reformed Baptist, highly influential amongst Christians of different denominations

King Solomon surpassed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom. Now all the earth sought the presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart. 1 Kings 10:23,24

Each of us has been put on earth with the ability to do something well. We cheat ourselves and the world if we don't use that ability as best we can. George Allen, 1922-90 US football coach

King Solomon loved many foreign women, as well as the daughter of Pharaoh:. the Lord had (warned), ‘You shall not intermarry with them . they will turn away your hearts after their gods.’ Solomon clung to these in love (ahab). 1 Kings 11:1,2

.if a person desires (lusts) to have more than God has given him, that desire is called covetousness. ‘Greek Thoughts’ Copyright 2007 © Bill Klein. www.studylight.org/col/gt

(Solomon) had 700 wives and 300 concubines (mostly foreign and pagan). 1 Kings 11:3a

The desire of love is to give. The desire of lust is to get. Ed Cole, Christian Men's Network