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When Is The Right Time To End A Relationship

Updated: Apr 5, 2022

Are you thinking of leaving a partner? It isn’t wrong!

The fault may be with you or your partner!

Whomever it may be, have you been contemplating the basics of a happy relationship?

Every man or woman wants a partner who is rich, or in other words, wealthy in terms of character, personality, and income. As a result, they can both grow, developing healthy relationships while achieving personal life-long goals.

In history, the great Ethiopian Queen Sheba (Saba), a powerful and influential leader of her time, traveled far to visit King Solomon. According to the NIV Bible, The purpose of Queen Sheba's visit was to test the Jewish King Solomon’s wisdom by asking him to solve a number of riddles.

Although the Bible does not give us detailed information on her questions, the Bible states, King Solomon not only answered all her questions but impressed her with his wisdom and physical assets.

She said to the king, "The report I heard in my own country about your achievements and your wisdom is true. But I did not believe these things until I came and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, not even half was told to me; in wisdom and wealth, you have far exceeded the report I heard. How happy your family must be! How pleased your officials are to stand before you and listen to your wisdom! Praise be to the Lord your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on the throne of Israel. Because of the Lord’s eternal love for Israel, he has made you king to maintain justice and righteousness. "

1 Kings 10:6-9 NIV

The two royals exchanged expensive gifts. Queen Sheba gave him over 120 talents of gold, various spices (ideal commodities at the time), precious stones and sandalwood (a type of sandalwood tree). In return, he gave her all that she desired and other unidentified gifts (which the Bible did not specify in detail).

Then the queen of Sheba gave King Solomon 4 1/2 tons [b] of gold, a huge amount of spices, and precious stones. She gave Solomon more spices than anyone had ever brought into Israel. Hiram’s servants brought gold from Ophir. They also brought in jewels and a special kind of wood. King Solomon used this special wood to make steps for the Lord’s Temple and the king’s palace. Solomon also used the algum wood to make lyres and harps for the singers. No one ever saw such beautiful things like those made from algum wood in the country of Judah. King Solomon gave the Queen of Sheba everything she asked for. He gave her more than she had brought to give him. The queen of Sheba and her servants then returned to their own country.

2 Chronicles 9:9-12 NIV

The Jewish Bible ends the story, but according to the Kebra Negast version ("The Glory of Kings"), an Ethiopian text, the story continues. Makeda / Queen Sheba makes the decision to pay a visit to King Solomon. She offers him gifts and receives gifts in exchange, and the two talk for hours. Makeda (Queen Sheba) accepts Solomon's god and converts to Judaism near the conclusion of their time together.

Before Makeda (Queen Sheba) leaves, Solomon organizes a large feast to commemorate her visit, and she spends the night in the palace. Solomon swore an oath not to touch her as long as she doesn't steal from him.

Makeda /Queen Sheba agrees, but later that night, she becomes thirsty and discovers a coliseum of water in a room, which Solomon has placed in the center. She's drinking the water when Solomon appears and tells her that she promised she'd never steal, yet she's drinking his water without permission. Makeda/Queen Sheba agrees to sleep with him because she has broken the oath. Before she leaves Jerusalem, Solomon gives her his ring to remember him by, and she gives birth to a son named Menilek ("son of the wise man") before her journey home. Makeda/Queen Sheba gives Menilek Solomon's ring and instructs him to go find his father when Menilek grows up and asks who his father is.