Proverbs in 365 Devotions
Proverbs 8:14 I have counsel and sound wisdom; I have insight; I have strength. 15 By me kings reign, and rulers decree what is just; 16 by me princes rule, and nobles, all who govern justly.
From King to King
To King of all Kings!
For these verses, I think it's helpful to take a step back and see who is writing this book; it's King Solomon. This is a just king who is telling us that it is only by wisdom that he rules correctly. To be just is to be completely fair and right. To be wise is to be able to discern what is completely fair and right from what is wrong. So we see how wisdom is necessary for justice. The two go hand in hand. Not only is Solomon a wise and just king, he is the son of king David, also a wise and just king. And to David, a promise was made that through his descendants would come a king that would rule forevermore. And this king will reign with complete wisdom and complete justice for all eternity.