When is it wise to end giving? In my earlier blog posting titled King Solomon and Sharing Wealth, I surmised King Solomon’s views why the rich should share their wealth with the poor.
Many politicians may believe this is best achieved through taxation. However, many rich taxpayers do not believe they should share their wealth with the non-deserving. I surmised in a novel what King Solomon may have advised the Queen of Sheba in regards to this subject 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.
“A poor man that comes to rely entirely on a friend or benefactors to endlessly give to them and purposely avoids honest labor to improve their circumstance will become the same as the family of a leech. I have studied the leech and found that it possesses two suckers to draw blood from their prey. Wisdom cautions not to give endlessly to the non-deserving or you will take on the burden to support an undeserving friend who has in effect become attached to him in the same manner as a leech.” The leech has two daughters, Give, Give. (Proverb 30:15)
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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