How the mouth organ stimulates a “work appetite.”

In a previous post, King Solomon, Giving Endlessly, the proverb of giving endlessly to a friend  who will not work compared him or her to a leech.

This post is about another proverb  how to motivate the “leech person” to develop their mouth organ to stimulate an appetite to work, even if he or she considers the tasks of employment to be laborious drudgery.

Government Social Programs

We read or hear in the news numerous opinions about Unemployment Compensation Term Limits and Government Social Plans and Programs to motivate unemployed people to find jobs and work to feed themselves and their families.

This same problem has existed throughout history because there are limited resources of farmland, or needs for people that once had a great job paying job that has disappeared for numerous reasons.

Whether the problem came about because of poor government leadership and planning in another topic.

Motivational Organ

King Solomon knew about the mouth organ to motivate people to find work even when the only available work was a lower paying or menial job, or be motivated to strive to better their circumstances.

In a novel excerpt, I surmised, based on his proverb, how King Solomon may have revealed this motivational organ 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.


“Our people, mainly farmers and herders would learn the skills of Hiram’s artisans. We needed laborers to manufacture products to trade to earn a livelihood. There is limited land in Israel, and in time, not everyone will be able to own sufficient land to feed his or her families. Righteous people will work at anything to feed their mouths even though their toils are drudgery. The greater their appetite, the harder they will work.” A laborer’s appetite toils for him, his mouth urges him on. (Proverb 16:26)


Previous Post HERE

Mouth Organ HERE


As A Lily Among Thorns – A Story of King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, and the Goddess of Wisdom

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(Original Post 2/26/14)