What the world needs now in addition to love is wisdom.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
King Solomon, Mid-East Exodus
The exodus we are now witnessing relates to this King Solomon proverb.
In a multitude of people is a king’s glory, But in the dearth of people is a prince’s ruin. (Proverb 14:28)
Excerpts of Interpretations of this Proverb
In the multitude of people is the king’s honour,…. For it is a sign of a good and wise government, of clemency and righteousness being exercised, of liberty and property being enjoyed, of peace, plenty, and prosperity; which encourage subjects to serve their king cheerfully, and to continue under his reign and government peaceably; and which invites others from different parts to come and settle there also; by which the strength and glory of a king are much increased.
but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince; or, “the consternation” of him; if his people are destroyed in wars his ambition or cruelty has led him to; or they are driven out from his kingdom by persecution or oppression; hence follows a decay of trade, and consequently of riches; lack of cultivation of land, and so want of provision: in course of time there is such a decrease, that, as there are but few to carry on trade and till the land, so to fight for their prince, and defend his country; wherefore, when attacked by a foreign power, he is thrown into the utmost consternation, and is brought to destruction.
The above explanations are interpretations of the proverb I obtained from the source listed below. The explanations can be related to what has happened in the Mid-East that has resulted in the mass exodus we now hear or read in news reports.
King Solomon made two statements in his Ecclesiastes Versus.
Nothing is new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9)
For what will the man do who is to come after the King? What men have already done. (Ecclesiastes 2:12)
Purpose of this Post
The purpose of this post is to make readers aware how ancient wisdom writings as far back as five thousand years ago, have been and will continue to be relevant for each new generation.
For example, in Syria, Basher Al-Assad, perhaps because of his cruelty to his subjects, now only controls one fourth of his original kingdom. He is hard pressed to find recruits to help him because of the mass exodus taking place. This is causing him consternation. Russia, a foreign power, is sending advisors to aid him from what is inevitable in time, the destruction of his reign in Syria. Even if he managed to stay as ruler because of the aid from Russia, he will become a puppet for a foreign power.
When will we wise up and start using the ancient wisdom recorded in the Bible to make our lives more righteous, holy, and peaceful? In my opinion, whatever happens next will be another repeat performance of history.
As for what will happen next in the Mid-East or our own lives and nation, Lord only knows for certain. However, whatever does happen for certain, will be a repeat performance of both the good and bad things that will result from the decisions we make and the leaders we choose to follow or represent us.
I surmised in a previous post linked below, what King Solomon would advise Donald Trump as well as any other political candidate, or ruler. You decide if what I wrote is wise or foolish advice.