King Solomon as a ruler in ancient times would judge those brought before him for various matters. In this capacity as a judge he must have formed various personal opinions of those he judged. In a novel excerpt, I surmised how he explained his views about anger and jealousy to the Queen of Sheba based on his proverb. 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.
“His motive of jealously also created a consuming fire within his belly that clouded all reason and brought about a floodwater of ruthless anger. If I had to choose to stand up to battle against an angry enraged man, or a jealous man, I would choose the former.” Ruthless anger and floodwaters of rage, but who can stand before jealousy, (Proverb 27:4)
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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