Will you vote for an empty suit politician?

I have a friend who describes politicians that do not deliver on their promises as “empty suits.” His terminology can apply to anyone, not only politicians. This being an election year, maybe we should consider the following wisdom before we vote.

King Solomon, 3000 years ago, recognized these sorts and wrote a wisdom proverb about them.

In a novel excerpt, I surmised how he described a man he trusted to deliver to the Queen of Sheba to caution her about “empty suits.” 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.


What King Hiram promised, he would deliver. There are men that pose as benefactors, promise magnificent gifts, but their undertakings bear no relation to their resources. Their words are empty, same as deceptive clouds and wind that produce no rain. I believed Hiram to be a man of iron, not a man of straw with empty words and no resources. Clouds and wind and no rain, a man who boasts about a non-existent gift. (Proverb 25:14)


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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