1 Kings 10:9

9 And blessed be God, your God, who took such a liking to you and made you king. Clearly, God's love for Israel is behind this, making you king to keep a just order and nurture a God-pleasing people."

1 Kings 10:9 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 10:9

Blessed be the Lord thy God
Of whom she might have better notions than when she came out of her own country:

which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel;
loved him with a love of complacency and delight, was Jedidiah, as he called him, beloved of the Lord, and therefore he chose him and preferred him to be king before his elder brother:

because the Lord loved Israel for ever;
to establish them as a kingdom for ever as they were, so long as obedient to him; see ( 2 Chronicles 9:8 ) ,

therefore made he thee king, to do judgment and justice;
not merely for the sake of honour and glory, much less to indulge to pleasure and luxury, and still less to oppression and tyranny; but to administer justice and judgment to the people, which is the principal end of government; see ( Psalms 72:1 Psalms 72:2 ) .

1 Kings 10:9 In-Context

7 I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it for myself; they didn't exaggerate! Such wisdom and elegance - far more than I could ever have imagined.
8 Lucky the men and women who work for you, getting to be around you every day and hear your wise words firsthand!
9 And blessed be God, your God, who took such a liking to you and made you king. Clearly, God's love for Israel is behind this, making you king to keep a just order and nurture a God-pleasing people."
10 She then gave the king four and a half tons of gold, and also sack after sack of spices and expensive gems. There hasn't been a cargo of spices like that since that shipload the queen of Sheba brought to King Solomon.
11 The ships of Hiram also imported gold from Ophir along with tremendous loads of fragrant sandalwood and expensive gems.