14 The ‘king’ (malak: reighning, rule(r), etc..) who ‘judges’ (shaphat: govern(s), litigate(s for), etc..) the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever.”
King Solomon here defining, in part, what righteous rulership looks like. Now moving forward in time, the Father continues that message in our Messiah, who said, “do unto others as we would have them do unto us (love our neighbor as we love our self).”
To be sure, if we do not litigate (rule) our lives diligently (love ourselves), then how can we litigate (rule) for anyone (love anyone)?
The Father’s answer?…. let His love be one in us! learn and live The Ten Commandments! The whole Word and Works of the Creator of the Universe is hinged upon them.
Amein? Amein 🙂
Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon:
King: 4427 malakmaw-lak’ a primitive root; to reign; inceptively, to ascend the throne; causatively, to induct into royalty; hence (by implication) to take counsel:–consult, X indeed, be (make, set a, set up) king, be (make) queen, (begin to, make to)reign(-ing), rule, X surely.
Judges: 8199 shaphat shaw-fat’ a primitive root; to judge, i.e. pronounce sentence (for or against); by implication, to vindicate or punish; by extenssion, to govern; passively, to litigate (literally or figuratively):–+ avenge, X that condemn, contend, defend, execute (judgment), (be a) judge(-ment), X needs, plead, reason, rule.