Read 1 Kings 10 today.

This chapter includes the account of the visit of the Queen of Sheba, and the Solomon’s wealth. The obvious thing for me is the massive wealth of Solomon and some of the other leaders of surrounding territories. I wonder if it would be possible to live without the possession of such wealth becoming the dominant characteristic of their life.
Verse 21 includes the words that silver was considered worthless in Solomon’s day. It makes me wonder whether there was a parallel in thinking about people. Is it possible that people who only possessed silver were also considered worthless?
The impact of wealth affects all of us. It is the difference between becoming upset over not having good cell phone signal versus not having anything to eat this week. Make a list of the things that irritate you. What does the identity of your ‘irritants’ say about you?
1 Kings 10:14-15, 21 NLT
Each year Solomon received about 25 tons of gold. [15] This did not include the additional revenue he received from merchants and traders, all the kings of Arabia, and the governors of the land.
[21] All of King Solomon’s drinking cups were solid gold, as were all the utensils in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon. They were not made of silver, for silver was considered worthless in Solomon’s day!