Friend of Kings
Read Proverbs 21:1 through 24:34
Published: Apr 27, 2017
Jean watched as Wendy, the wife of the president of Guatemala, walked among the children of the orphanage. For years Jean had ministered to these children, speaking the truth to each one that they have value and are loved by Jesus. Word reached Wendy’s ear that this orphanage served children with honor and dignity. She desired to see this herself. As she walked among the children, she listened to their stories and future dreams. Those in the orphanage counted themselves as friends with royalty because the president’s wife had met with them.
One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend (Proverbs 22:11).
Jean lived the example of a pure heart before the children of the orphanage. That life of love opened the door for a relationship with the president’s wife. Love draws others to it, and Wendy wanted to see it in action. Others will be drawn to you because the Holy Spirit is there. Let the love of God shine brightly through you, and you too may find yourself in the presence those with earthly power.
Thought for Today: Your words may delight the ears of a king because the King speaks through you.
Quicklook: Proverbs 22:11–16