Should we have a baby? Should we abort our baby? Should I expand my business. Should I close down, (abort) my business?

Why have a baby that will have to grow up in this rotten world? These questions have been considered over the centuries by countless numbers of people when they consider whether to add or expand a branch on their family tree of life.

These similar types of questions may be considered by a business owner entrepreneur employer mulling over whether to risk their time, energy, and money to expand their business (their baby) and add employees.

Three thousand years ago, King Solomon wrote a proverb how good or bad leadership will affect their subjects. In a novel excerpt, I surmised how he may have explained his proverb to the Queen of Sheba. 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.


“Great leaders will possess wisdom, good sense, and provide hope for their subjects. They will have the ability to express reality and instill within their followers an exhilarating feeling that it is good to be alive for both themselves and their posterity.. The better their leader, the greater will be the achievements of his subjects. A leader that draws out and frustrates hopes and desires will lose the morale of his followers that will result in a sickness that will end their desire to bear children, their tree of life.” Hope long drawn out is a sickness of the mind, but realized desire is a tree of life. (Proverb 13:12)

Source: Chapter Nine

As A Lily Among Thorns – A Story of King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, and the Goddess of Wisdom by Rudy U Martinka.a

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(original post 3/19/2014)