Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Proverbs 14: 35

The king's favor is toward a servant who acts wisely, but his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.

Oh, man...do you have your work cut out for you today! (Yep--I'm giving you homework today!)

So, when you read today's verse, it's pretty self-explanatory, right? How about we (meaning you because I've already done my homework on this) look up some kings in the Bible. In your journal (and in the comments if you wish) list several different instances where #1--a king showed favor to someone who acted wisely and #2--a king showed his anger to a subject or subjects because they were out of line.

Finally, think about how this verse can relate to us as Christians. Record your thoughts.

Enjoy your study time!


Hillbilly Tonya said...

Hmmmm, you are a quiet bunch today. Nobody likes homework. :)

Belinda said...

Hmmmm, it's taking me a while to find this. Probably tomorrow before I have an answer. :)

Belinda said...

Ok, the only two I can find are:

Pharaoh placing Joseph as his second in all things, due to Joseph's wisdom and helpfulness even as a slave.

King Darius rewarding Daniel because he distinguished himself, and throwing the conspiring satraps in the lion's pit.

Both of these men did their best even in their lives as slaves. And I believe they would have acted the same way, regardless of being favored or not.

So, as a Christian God smiles on us as we act wisely and make the best of a bad situation. He is displeased and really can't look upon us when we react foolishly and sin in situations that aren't what we would like or choose.

Am I close??

Hillbilly Tonya said...

I don't have the time to list them all as I am trying to get Saturday's questions written but a couple more also come to mind at the moment...Esther was for sure wise acting or else he would have killed her. David acted wisely towards Saul even though he was to be the next king.

You had some great examples. Those are the first two that I thought of :)

Snoodles said...

Let's see, can I do people who were in authority, but not kings? :) (Sorry to be chiming in late, but this has been a crazy week of work. I've never seen it quite like this before.) OK, the two that I thought of were:
1. The wealthy man who gave the talents to his servants before he left for a trip - and had to bust the one guy's chops, because he didn't do all he could to be a good steward.
2. Naaman, who regarded the little serving maid's advice and went to Elisha for healing.
Hope those fit in with the way you were going!