Solomon’s downfall came in his old age. He had taken many foreign wives, whom he allowed to worship other gods. He even built shrines for the sacrifices of his foreign wives. Within Solomon’s kingdom, he
God’s commandments were a beautiful gift to His people. They showed them how to maintain a personal relationship with God and how to live in peace with their neighbors. God’s laws turned the people from
Noting the length of time it took Solomon to build a house for God, one is reminded that the work of missions is time-consuming. It takes time to build relationships; it takes time to build
“The queen of the Ethiopians whose “eunuch” or chamberlain was” converted to Christianity by the instrumentality of Philip the evangelist (Acts 8:27). The country which she ruled was called “by the Greeks Meroe, in Upper Nubia. It was long the centre of” “commercial intercourse between Africa and the south of Asia, and” hence became famous for its wealth (Isa. 45:14). “It is somewhat singular that female sovereignty seems to have “prevailed in Ethiopia, the name Candace (compare “Pharaoh,” “Ptolemy, “Caesar”) being a title common to several successive” queens. It is probable that Judaism had taken root in Ethiopia “at this time, and hence the visit of the queen’s treasurer to” Jerusalem to keep the feast. There is a tradition that Candace was herself converted to Christianity by her treasurer on his “return, and that he became the apostle of Christianity in that” “whole region, carrying it also into Abyssinia. It is said that” “he also preached the gospel in Arabia Felix and in Ceylon, where” he suffered martyrdom.
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