Skilled Workers Will Stand Before Kings

Skilled workers will stand before kings.

Proverbs 22:29

KJV  Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

NIV   Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.

ESV   Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.


In this article on skilled workers standing before kings, I want to focus on the implications of that at the international, national, regional and local levels.

When reading this article it is assumed by most that standing before kings is a reference to national leaders. I think that’s a mistake that needs to be rectified.

My reasoning for that is many skillful people miss out on influencing regional and local areas because they’re limiting their understanding of this scripture to international and national leaders.

So when hearing about highly skilled people standing before kings, there is less emphasis in the minds and hearts of people on how they can influence things closer to home, where they can do the most good for the kingdom of God.

It is my thesis that skilled workers at the international and national levels exist for the purpose of showing those with more modest geographic callings what God is calling many to do in order to bring it down to the local area they live in.

The key is understanding the foundation associated with any particular area of life we have skills in, scaling it down to where we live and how it can be applied there, based upon the particular needs of local communities. Anyone doing this will without a doubt, stand before the kings or local leaders.

Local and regional needs are enormous, and those with answers to problems will be sought out on how to implement them for the benefit of counties and cities located in them.

Don’t be put off or intimidated by those with large ministries, because they exist to help many of us learn what the needs are at the macro level in order to bring them down to the local level in a customized way for the needs of the local population.

How to obtain this is to work on developing your skill set within the particular field you’re committed to, working to become the best you can be unto the Lord Jesus Christ. The result will be influence within the sphere God has given us.


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