Fork in the road

News about Solomon’s wisdom and his kingdom seemed to travel quickly to other countries. It is interesting how Queen Sheba traveled with her army to speak to Solomon, just because she had heard about his kingdom and his wisdom. She came to test him and/or to give him hard riddles to answer. After all of her attempts, she was speechless because he was able to answer all of her questions. Through out her encounter, I am sure that Solomon gave credit to God for his wisdom. This probably brought up more questions about God in general. I might be reading into the story a little, but I would bet that every question she had about God was probably answered. As she left Solomon’s kingdom, she was left at a fork in the road spiritually. Should she accept this God or should she continue down her road of serving her god(s) or maybe no god.

The same should be true with us, as we meet people in our everyday lives, we should be a ‘fork in the road’ to people spiritually. They need to hear about Christ and be left with a decision: “Should I accept Christ or do I reject him”. We need to be ready to give a defense about our faith (see 1 Peter 3:15). I have found that many non-Christians have one or two questions about God that trouble them. Well meaning Christians in their past could not answer these questions for them. Usually, once those questions are answered, man-made walls are knocked down and they are left with a decision, “What do I do with Jesus?” There are some that use these questions as a way to heckle Christians, because they have seen that most can not answer them, but there are some that need that wall knocked down so they are able to believe. So hopefully as we live our lives we can be a “fork in the road”, so people will be left with a choice about Christ: Should I accept him or do I reject him?

How about you. Have you accepted him or rejected him?


1 Corinthians 15:1-6 Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep;


1 Peter 3:15 but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;

2 Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.

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2 thoughts on “Fork in the road

  1. Great point Brian, we can’t have people leaving us without at the very least having them question in their hearts “What do I believe about Jesus”. I’m really challenged by that afresh as I head into a new day!

    I believe a man with experience is never at the mercy of a man who has encountered the power of God. It’s for that very reason I think Paul when he “preached” to the Corinthians was “not with persuasive words… but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power”

    Bare in mind this is after he had given one of the most convincing sermons ever (Acts 17 – in 18 he goes to Corinth for the first recorded time) which yielded little fruit.

    What’s interesting about the 1 Kings passage too is it was not necessarily just the fact Solomon could answer all her questions but the demonstration that he put it to use! “The house he had built, the seating of his servants, the service of his waiters and their apparel, his cupbearers, and his entryway by which he went up to the house…” His stairs and the way his servants dressed took her breath away just as much as his amazing answers.

    We must have a bang for our buck!

    Much love brother, keep posting!

  2. Thanks for the encouragement you left on my blog…I needed to get refocused. Thanks for the reminder that every interaction can point someone to Jesus…too often I don’t look at things like that!

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