” The King’s heart is in the hand of the Lord as the rivers of water ” – Proverbs 21: 1 ” The lord controls the , mind of a King as easily as he directs the course of a stream. “
We are to think of the little channels used for irrigation. As these are altogether under the gardener’s control, so the heart of the King, who might seem to have no superior, is directed by God.” He turned it whithersoever he will. “ By Divine power and providential arrangements God disposes the Monarch to order his government so as to carry out his designs, to spread around joy and plenty.
The believer, perceiving that the Lord rules every heart as He sees fit, like the gardener. Who turns the water through his grounds as he pleases, seeks to have his own heart, and the hearts of others, directed in his faith, fear, and love. We are partial in judging ourselves and our actions – Lamentations 3: 40 ” Let us examine and probe our ways, and let us return to the Lord. “ Many deceive themselves with a conceit that outward devotion will excuse unrighteousness. Sin is the pride, the ambition, the glory, the joy, and the business of the wicked men – Romans 6: 1 ” What shall we say, then? Should we continue to live in sin, so that God’s grace will increase? ( Romans 7:7 ). The really diligent employ foresign as well as labour. While men seek wealth by unlawful practices, they seek death. Injustice will return upon the sinner ( including the King ), and will destroy him here and for ever. The way of ma,kind by nature is perverse ( insubmissive ) and strange.
Irrigation however, is the application of controlled amounts of water to plants at needed intervals. Irrigation helps grow agricultural crops; maintain landscapes, and revegetate disturbed soils in dry areas and during periods of inadequate rainfall. As a ” metaphor ” a concern King knows that is authority derived from God Almighty; to rule His creations ( His Children ) according to His will – Then the King must consider himself as a ” Mediator ” for blessings to His people.