What the world needs now in addition to love is wisdom.
Friday, August 7, 2015
King Solomon, Wise GOP Voter Caution
Who would the wise King Solomon choose to vote for from the GOP candidates if he was alive today?
No one knows. However, we can perhaps surmise how he would choose a leader based on his Proverbs. As for the GOP, I still remember the number one priority promised in the last election was jobs. While unemployment percentages statistics have gone down, middle class wages have remained stagnant and even lowered because of lack of livable wage jobs. Were the GOP politicians empty suit politicians that were elected? You decide after reading this previous post I wrote to describe an empty suit politician.
I have a friend who describes politicians that do not deliver on their promises as “empty suits.” His terminology can apply to anyone, not only politicians. Maybe we should consider the following wisdom before we vote. King Solomon, 3000 years ago, recognized these sorts of people and wrote a wisdom proverb about them. In a novel excerpt, I surmised how he described a man he trusted to deliver to the Queen of Sheba to caution her about “empty suits.” 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.
What King Hiram promised, he would deliver. There are men that pose as benefactors, promise magnificent gifts, but their undertakings bear no relation to their resources. Their words are empty, same as deceptive clouds and wind that produce no rain. I believed Hiram to be a man of iron, not a man of straw with empty words and no resources. Clouds and wind and no rain, a man who boasts about a non-existent gift. (Proverb 25:14)
As A Lily Among Thorns – A Story of King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, and the Goddess of Wisdom by Rudy U Martinka
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