The Queen of the South (Sheeba) will rise at the judgment with the people of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon’s wisdom; and now something greater than Solomon is here. The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and now something greater than Jonah is here. (Luke 11:31-32)
The Queen of Sheeba (Queen of the South) heard about King Solomon’s wisdom. She had a lot of questions about God and traveled a long way to have King Solomon answer them. The Queen of Sheba and the wicked men of Nineveh had little faith in God. So, God used Solomon and Noah, respectively, to greatly increase their faith in Him.
We’re not to judge on earth. But on Judgment Day, those already with God will help Jesus judge the world with mercy. (See 1 Corinthians 6:2-3) Therefore, Christians must learn to be merciful because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who hasn’t been merciful. (James 2:13) Therefore, the Queen of Sheeba and the men of Nineveh are qualified to stand up at the judgment of the people of Jesus’ generation to judge them.
Father God. Use others to increase my faith as you did for the men of Nineveh and the Queen of Sheeba. When I do the wrong thing and repent, you show mercy. Therefore, help me be merciful also. When you return to earth, you will ask me to assist you in judging with mercy, so help me learn that skill now. In Jesus name I pray, amen.