What kind of “kingdom” do we have?
TODAY’S PROVERBS: A large population is a king’s glory,
but lack of subjects is a prince’s ruin. Proverbs 14:28
Do we have “kingdoms?” In a way, yes, we do. If you have children, own a business, supervise employees, teach, then you are something of a king or queen.
What I believe this passage distills down to is loyalty. Do we promote a wholesome environment that creates long-term loyalty in others? Or do our “subjects” live in fear and manipulation?
People are attracted to power and authority — good or bad. Loyalty can be based on a shared sense of purpose or destiny. Or it can simply be need. We have a choose to lead and guide others on our Father’s path — especially that wisdom’s journey. It’s a sacred trust.
If we are in a place of authority, we can create a Godly “kingdom” of honesty, integrity, safety, positivity, and consistency. Living the Proverbs and God’s word is key to doing this. And that’s a good thing.
May our “kingdom” draw others to wholesome purposes, my friends.
[WATCH Tree of Life Bible Society’s CEO, Daniah Greenberg and me, Terri Gillespie, Author dig a little deeper with this proverb. Check us out at Tree of Life Bible Society, Monday through Friday, LIVE at 8:30am EST. Watch previous episodes there as well. Stay wise, my friends!]