Being a king is a good job if you can get it. Of course, it’s pretty hard to get the job of “king”. As far as I know there are no majors in college titled, “royalty planning” or “king preparation”. We believe that King Solomon wrote the book of Proverbs, at least most of the proverbs that we have recorded. In Proverbs 16:10-15 he writes a little about what it is like to be king:
Divination is on the lips of the king; His mouth must not transgress in judgment. 11 Honest weights and scales are the Lord’s; All the weights in the bag are His work. 12 It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness, For a throne is established by righteousness. 13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And they love him who speaks what is right. 14 As messengers of death is the king’s wrath, But a wise man will appease it. 15 In the light of the king’s face is life, And his favor is like a cloud of the latter rain.
The king is supposed to speak the right words, not commit wickedness, and the king’s favor is good to those who receive it. Solomon understood that the king’s throne is established by righteousness. Being king is a big responsibility. Sure you get the crown and the throne and that whole trumpet announcement when you go places, but there is also a lot of responsibility being “the King”.
I don’t think that any of us are likely to be made king any time soon. But we all have positions of authority over others, whether that be at work or in the home. The counsel here for kings is good counsel for all of us.