King Solomon believed in a Goddess of Wisdom. Who was the Goddess of Wisdom? How did he answer the question of the Queen of Sheba about what he thought about when he was being praised, and why? I surmised his answer to her question based on his proverbs in the following novel excerpt.
Bilqis, do you have any questions before I continue?” I asked.
“Yes. What do you think about when your people chant out your name in praise?”
“When they praise my name, they are praising Yahweh.”
“Solomon, your humility to your God is commendable. What is the reasoning for humble men to give acclimation to their God?”
“Bilqis, when a teacher instructs a pupil, a thankful pupil will give acclamation to the teacher for the knowledge and discernment they provided him. Yahweh sent the Goddess of Wisdom to teach us. It is only fitting that I give acclamation to Yahweh, her teacher, if I am praised accordingly.” For Yahweh gives wisdom, from his mouth comes knowledge and discernment. (Proverb 2:6)
“So Solomon, what would you think of a ruler that becomes a laughing stock to his people instead of being praised?”
“Bilqis, intellectual clarity and incisiveness makes any man master of a situation and wins him acclaim, while confused thinking brings him into contempt.” It is for his good sense that a man is praised, but a muddle-headed person is a laughing stock. (Proverb 12:8)
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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