After the Queen of Sheba toured Solomon’s temple, Scripture says “there was no more spirit in her” (1 Kings 10:5). She had heard about the penetrating insights of King Solomon, the luxurious splendor of the house he built for God, the magnificent gardens surrounding the temple, the blissful countenance of Solomon’s entourage, their regal attire and the sumptuous delicacies served in the royal court. But when she finally saw it all for herself, it literally took her breath away.
I didn’t know the half of it, she exclaimed. This actually exceeds the fame that had spread by word of mouth (verse 7). She left Jerusalem so moved with emotion, so giddy with delight, that she actually glorified the great God of Israel!