Do you see a man diligent and skillful in his works, he will stand before kings and not obscure men- Proverbs 22:29
A popular scripture indeed, but have we really understood the depths of it?
Scripture says, ‘do you see a man?’ this is a question asked to discover if a certain kind of man has been seen, a man ‘diligent’– that type of man committed without reservations, focused without the loss of sight ‘in his work’– this is one of the most important factors affecting us in our generation; people tend to indulge themselves in fantasies of a ‘fake living’. True satisfaction can only come through a man that fulfills his purpose.
‘He will stand before kings’– what an overwhelming feeling! Kings– he will be elevated from the Pit of Potiphar’ Prison to king Pharaohs Palace- men of ‘timber and calibre. The ‘S’ in the kings signifies that a man of purpose is celebrated not only in his comfort zone, but in the territory of every leadership. ‘And not obscure men’– obscure men are men of no value and purpose; this scripture categorically states such people would never be in a significant contact with you- A man of diligence.
God bless you.