Proverbs 29:14 “The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established forever.”
In a nutshell this verse says, if a king is a respecter of persons, his kingdom will come to an end. The only one who perfectly fulfills this verse is the King of kings, Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 9:7 says of Jesus’ coming literal Millennial reign on earth and beyond, “Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.”
So what principles are key to establishing a kingdom?
- Faithfully judging the poor so show no favoritism (29:14)
- Mercy and truth, these preserve the king (20:28). What is mercy and truth, but the antidote to purge iniquity, that is, having one’s own way (Prov. 16:6)
- Mercy, it upholds the king’s throne (20:28)
- Taking away the wicked from before the king (25:5)
When Christ comes back to rescue Israel from annihilation and defeats the armies of the anti-Christ we will reign with Him. But how we live our lives now will determine our reign then as evidenced in the parable of the talents (Mat. 25:14-30). Through Christ, we are made kings and priests to God according to Revelation 1:6. Let’s ask God to help us have His character and live our lives as He would want us. Let’s implement the four things listed above in our own lives of not showing favoritism to certain people, being merciful, embracing the Truth, and surrounding ourselves with Godly individuals. Let’s be faithful to pray for these four things for our authorities so that our countries will be strong and we can lead quiet and peaceable lives in all Godliness and honesty (1 Timothy 2:1-2).