One of the greatest attributes of successful people is the fact that they have something that drives them. There is a goal that they have and a strong vision of what they want to do.
Historical accounts show us that King Solomon was the wisest and the richest man who ever lived. His net worth is still being assessed until this day with some financial analyst placing his net worth to somewhere between two and three trillion USD ($2,500,000,000,000). The record of King Solomon’s wealth is so huge that it is recorded in the writings of all major religious prophets of old. The story of King Solomon can be found in writings of the Hindus, in Islamic manuscripts and in Egyptian manuscripts.
It is worth noting that King Solomon did not live a very long life, he was called into leadership at a very young age. It is said that King Solomon ascended to the throne when he was on 13 years old and he ruled Israel for over 40 years and died at the age of 55 years old. This was how short king Solomon’s life was but the wealth that he amassed was far beyond any another king in Israel. Here is what King Solomon wrote:
Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”
King Solomon wrote the book of Proverbs when he was about 30 years of age. He said without vision, the people perish.
The word “vision” used here is not the type of vision that the world has or businesses have, Solomon was referring to the word of God or the wisdom of God. He was saying that without the wisdom of God, society would disintegrate. This was Solomon’s mantra in ruling his nation. This can apply to your job, your career or your relationship. I would even say, without the word/wisdom of God, your relationships, job, finances and family disintegrate. This is profound because it shows us what happens to a nation that rejects the word of God. My prayer to you is that may the wisdom of God triumph over everything in your life and around you in the name of Jesus.
Father, I thank you because I function according to your vision. I am ruled by your words and I apply your precepts in every area of your life. I pray that my family prospers because of your vision. I pray that my career flourishes because of your vision in the mighty name of Jesus.
Reign in God’s wisdom today,