What the world needs now in addition to love is wisdom.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
King Solomon’s Advice for Obsessive Parents and Political Leaders
Parents and Politicians obsess with worry about relationships. Parents are concerned about teaching and controlling their children. Politicians are concerned about what to do or say so as not to alienate their party or voter base.
King Solomon wrote a therapeutic proverb of advice on what they need to mainly concern themselves with that will lessen their obsessive concerns about relationships. In a novel excerpt I surmised how King Solomon, based on his proverb, gave the following advice to the Queen of Sheba. 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.
“As leaders and parents, our responsibility to control their future is limited. We can only attempt to instill righteous conduct into our children that will be pleasing to our Gods, and make plans to prepare for famines and safety from invaders. Even then, we must pray for the favor of our Gods to grant their blessings to allow us to live each new day. I believe Yahweh will grant us the therapeutic power to mend broken relationships and repair alienation’s and divisiveness of politics. For when our righteous conduct remains favorable to Yahweh, even our enemies will love us.” When Yahweh approves a man’s conduct, he makes even his enemies at one with himself. (Proverb 16:7)
As A Lily Among Thorns – A Story of King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, and the Goddess of Wisdom by Rudy U Martinka.
Available as an eBook at all sellers. Read an excerpt by clicking below