This new proverb in the Mishlei section uses the analogy of a king to illustrate the idea of competence. The king symbolizes anyone in a leadership role who looks to others to provide services that will achieve worthwhile goals. In our society the king might be an employer or project leader. It might be a father or mother who are constantly interacting with their children or a teacher who is interacting with his students. But it may also be our Creator who put us this into this world and has given us high and noble goals.
News Item 133. Mishlei 14-35 (Competence)