(Proverbs 17:2 KJV) A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
While there is an acknowledgment of social classes, this also contains the idea of dreaming big dreams. Notice that the servant can become an heir. It will not happen because he is at heart such a wonderful person. This is not a self-esteem builder. The dream is not because we dream it, but because we follow the correct principles. It is possible for anyone to act “wise” (wisely NASB) (7919a), even a servant. Our position in life does not regulate the quality of our behavior. By following God’s principles we can better our position in life. This is the upward mobility of the American dream and the reward of righteousness.