1 Kings 10:1-10 Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord, she came to test him with hard questions. 2 She came to Jerusalem with a very great retinue, with camels that bore spices, very much gold, and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was in her heart. 3 So Solomon answered all her questions; there was nothing so difficult for the king that he could not explain it to her. 4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built, 5 the food on his table, 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 of the Lord, there was no more spirit in her. 6 Then she said to the king: “It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom. 7 However I did not believe the words until I came and saw with my own eyes; and indeed the half was not told me. Your wisdom and prosperity exceed the fame of which I heard. 8 Happy are your men and happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you and hear your wisdom! 9 Blessed be the Lord your God, who delighted in you, setting you on the throne of Israel! Because the Lord has loved Israel forever, therefore He made you king, to do justice and righteousness.” 10 Then she gave the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold, spices in great quantity, and precious stones
In this story King Solomon was met by Queen Sheba – she had heard of his great wisdom and his reputation for unequivocal fairness to all that he met. When she met with him she asked him questions to test him and challenge him. Each was met with an appropriate answer. It overwhelmed Queen Sheba to the place that she fainted. Nothing like this had been experienced to date. Upon her departure she gave him 120 talents of gold, spices and precious stones.
This action of giving the wealthiest man in the world more money got me thinking. I was reminded of the Bill Gates/Warren Buffet transaction of some $34 Billion that Warren gave Bill. This gift from Queen Sheba was worth over $221 million dollars in today’s currency. What would cause the money that Solomon had and the money that Bill had to have what seems to be a magnetic quality.
There are somethings in Solomon’s character in this story that can help us. We know that God is no respecter of persons – so if Solomon can have magnetic finances – so can I.
So here are the qualities I see in this passage from Solomon that make him and his finances magnetic:
1. Wisdom – Solomon’s wisdom was sought out by Queen Sheba. Now while we all can’t have the wisdom of Solomon, that doesn’t mean that we can’t be learned people. Recent studies show that Americans today spend less than 2 hours per year actually planning for their financial future. We would rather see a movie than read a book that will give us the insight we need to handle our money better.
2. Excellence in His Building – The workmanship that Solomon put into his house. He built a home that was second to none. He took great pride in the stuff that he owned, understanding that God had given it to him. Solomon took care of business. Are we taking care of business in our homes. Do we pay attention to the detail. The bible says that a man that can’t keep his house in order can’t care for the things of God.
3. Productivity – Solomon was very productive. Throughout the scriptures we see the things he built. A home for himself, a house for God, steps to the temple are all signature construction projects completed by Solomon. Money is attracted to those that are productive. It is a quality that far and away moves finances towards us. Matthew 25 proves this theory. A man with 5 talents, 2 talents and 1 talent are left by the land owner. Upon his return the man with 5 gained 5 more, the man with 2 – 2 more and the one with 1 didn’t do anything. That one was given to the man with 5. His productivity attracted additional talents.
4. Good Personal Relationships – Queen Sheba noticed the relationship Solomon had with his waiters and servants. They loved working for Solomon. Solomon was able to create great working relationships with his team. Money is not attracted to people to repel people. Money is attracted to those that are willing to invest in people. When you can put others above yourself, put others needs ahead of your own, create great working relationships – you will be positioned with the right polarity to begin attracting finances.
5. What You Clothe Your Life With – Being spiritually and physically dressed for success. Power suits and ties aside. What kinds of things are you allowing to clothe your life. Are you covered with addiction? Are you robed in sin? Are you covered with bad habits both spiritually and physically. This kind of clothing will not allow finances to be attracted to you or your family. Being clothed properly and positioned correctly will set you up to supernaturally become a great investment.
Working on these qualities will help you magnetize your life to begin attracting finances. To begin attracting real opportunities. Money in and of itself has no power, no quality – its only power is in the hand of the possessor. To give your money magnetic quality – you have to become magnetic.