The Half Was Not Told
Our text is from 1st Kings 10:6-7. And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom. Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard.
The Queen of Sheba had heard of the fame and glory of Solomon, son of David. She found it all too hard to believe so she decided to go to see for herself and it exceeded her reports.
The truth of the matter is that Heaven is described in the Bible but we don’t give it much thought because it’s not real to us and that may be for several reasons. Trouble, heartache or heartbreak, health issues, and even family matters keeps much of our time occupied and keeps us from meditating on Heaven and all its glory and because of this world’s sin, dirt, filth, unjust judgment, bills, hospitals and funeral homes, it is truly hard to believe in such a place as Heaven. It seems almost like a dream or fantasy, but it really is a real place.
There is no doubt that when we get to Heaven our response will be similar to the Queen of Sheba when we see Heaven.
The Bible says quite a bit about Heaven but even so, there are things we will see and hear that we will say as the Queen of Sheba said, “The half was not told.”
When we see the Lord Jesus Christ, the angels, the seraphim, the cherubim, the sea of glass, the bow around the throne, the golden streets, the saints of old, the saints of our own acquaintance, the heavenly tabernacle, and the joy, beauty, light, peace, purity, holiness, and love that will be there that we read about in the scripture what a wonderful feeling of thanks and praise we will have and we certainly will say as the Queen of Sheba, “It was a true report that I heard.”
May God help us to never loose sight of Heaven.