How far into the future do you plan? Are you planning for retirement decades in advance? Are you planning your summer vacation in January? Do you plan your weekend activities on Monday? Do you plan out each plan?
Many people have short-term, mid-range, and long-range plans. Some will plan each day with meticulous care. There have been a rare number of people who have planned out the steps to be a millionaire by age thirty…and they’ve accomplished it.
Planning may not be your strong suit. Perhaps you are one who simply cannot organize events well. You may be someone who attempts to plan the day and the moment you step in the door at work, it all falls apart due to an unexpected urgent task being thrown your way. Our plans can be interrupted by any number of disruptions.
However, God’s plans come to fruition. He puts plans in motion hundreds of years in advance. Take today’s passage for example. King Solomon writes of the coming son who will be the ultimate king. He prophecies of other kings bringing Him gifts, paying tribute to Him. Solomon, being regarded as the wisest king of Israel, was given this message from God.
We see this prophecy come true hundreds of years later with the Magi bring gifts to the baby Jesus. Sheba, specifically, was a place in which the sap from trees that is turned into frankincense. Myrrh also came from nearby. Both were expensive gifts brought to Jesus shortly after His birth.
What can we take from this? We can trust that God’s plans occur just as He planned them. We can trust His promises to be completed. We can take comfort that God has won the war for our souls. We can look forward to eternity with Him.
I pray we all see that God fulfills His plans. I pray we trust His promises will be delivered. I pray each one of us take comfort in and look forward to spending eternity with God. Know that God’s plans are executed. Trust God to fulfill His promises. Take comfort in God having won. Look forward to spending eternity with Him.
May the kings of Tarshish and of distant shores
bring tribute to him.
May the kings of Sheba and Seba
present him gifts.