What was the fifth thing the wise man did to save the city?
In the Previous Post
I would explore what I surmised was discussed when the wise man met with the leader attacking his city?
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient proverb to what I surmise gives a clue what the wise man may have done to save the city from the events described as an analogy as I explained in Post One.
By me kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just; (Proverb 8:15_
Moreover, as it is by Him they are set up as kings and governors, and are preserved and continued in their governments by him;
“I anoint princes with justice.”
What’s My Point?
I surmise when the two met, the leader asked who the wise man was. He replied he was a poor holy man who the people considered a wiseman and often came to him for advice.
“My wise advice for you is to return and advise your people to open the gates and I will restore justice and peace to them and your city.” The leader replied.
“But we already have justice and peace in our city because of our beliefs in God Yahweh and foundation in the laws established by our God with Moses. “Our foundations were established 400 years ago and have been proven to be just and provide peace in our city and will never change because we believe our God does not change. We teach our children that if they follow advice for our laws and that anyone who leads or rules over us must be accountable to His laws of justice and peace.”
The look on the leader’s face appeared that he was not impressed with the wiseman.
“May I ask what foundations of laws and God do you trust and believe in?” The wiseman then asked.
“I am their leader and I will appoint committees of people I trust to govern with justice to establish to provide justice and peace in my Kingdom?” The leader replied.“
“May I ask how you came to be the leader of your people and armies?” The wiseman asked.
“I started a revolution and won over the forces of the rich who were in control. Those with resisted were killed, their property and wealth distributed equally among my people. “I do not believe or trust in any Gods, especially who allow the wealthy to live better than the poor and have slaves.”
“The slaves in our city are voluntary. The poor sold themselves into slavery for a period no longer than six years. The wealthy and the poor live side by side and our God’s laws command the wealthy to look after the poor.” The wiseman replied.
The leader then became silent for a long while before he replied.
“Enough of your questions, I do not believe in your God and laws and foundations. Return to your city and if you are really wise, give them this advice. I have come to rule over them to provide them justice and peace. I will take from the rich and distribute their wealth equally with everyone. There will be no poor or wealthy or slavery when I rule over them, everyone will be treated equally.”
“Also tell them either they open the qate of the city or when I enter by force I will kill everyone and destroy every building standing after I take everything they own. I do not believe in your God or your foundations will be strong enough to defend against me once I attack your city. Go now and meet with your people. Return with their answer in two days.”
In My Next Post
I will surmise what may have happened when the wise man returned to his city.
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