Tuesday, March 11, 2014

King Solomon on Putin, Wise or Fool?

Before you decide on the odds,  I recommend you read the following novel excerpt of what King Solomon explained to the Queen of Sheba about the impetuous acts of a fool during his reign. The novel is a contemporary application of a story form to promote understanding of proverbs and ancient wise sayings in relation to our modern times.
The first was Adonijah and the babbler’s statement that a riddle would signal an uprising against me. Was this riddle going to turn out to be a true story about two sons vying to win the kingdom? A fool presents himself by acting impetuously and self-assured. Adonijah had exhibited these types of actions when he proclaimed himself prematurely to be king. If he were planning a conspiracy, did he have the help and advice of some of the leaders at the gathering? If he were wise, he would have already secured alliances with co-conspirators in advance.  Since he swore allegiance to me, he would be the greatest of fools if he acts impetuously without fear of the harmful consequences of not having a well thought out plan. A wise man knows fear and avoids harm, but a fool is impetuous and self-assured. (Proverb 14:16)
As A Lily Among Thorns – A Story of King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, and the Goddess of Wisdom by Rudy U Martinka
Now available as an eBook at all sellers.   View at link below.