Behind the Scenes

“These are more wise sayings of Solomon, copied by the men of Hezekiah king of Judah” (Proverbs 25:1).


I like this verse because it reminds me there are no small, insignificant tasks in the kingdom of God.  Solomon may have been the king God made great and wise, but these men got a mention too.  All they were doing was copying the words Solomon said.  They must have had an education to be able to write, but it didn’t require much brainpower.  It did require faithfulness though, to keep turning up for duty.


I don’t know whether Solomon’s words would have been so radical, they couldn’t have got bored with them.  Perhaps, or maybe the job of copying was tedious; maybe they sometimes wanted to be the ones with wisdom, instead of minions under his command.  They might have felt privileged if they’d realised their work didn’t go unnoticed, and people would still read about them thousands of years later.


What are you doing for God?  Do you feel unrecognised?  Your work and attitude don’t escape God’s notice, and your example might just inspire somebody else.