Read Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23
22 If you have to choose between a good reputation and great wealth, choose a good reputation.
2 The rich and the poor have this in common: the Lord made them both.
8 If you sow the seeds of injustice, disaster will spring up, and your oppression of others will end.
9 Be generous and share your food with the poor. You will be blessed for it.
22 Don’t take advantage of the poor just because you can; don’t take advantage of those who stand helpless in court. 23The Lord will argue their case for them and threaten the life of anyone who threatens theirs.
We've reflected on Samuel, Saul, David and now Solomon - we read the wisdom of Solomon. Solomon's advice: Do justice.
If you don't - if you take advantage of the poor and sew injustice; you will reap the same.
Lord there is so much injustice in the world. And the injustice causes people to explode. Give us the wisdom of Solomon - give our leaders the wisdom of Solomon. Guide our country. Guide me in the way I treat others.