I could only find one other reference that mentioned “locusts” (697) in a positive way.
(Leviticus 11:22 KJV) Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.It seems that although you cannot eat most insects, you can eat locusts. Every other reference refers to them as pests. They are pests that come in swarms and destroy everything in their paths. Modern America has seen nothing like this. There are references that say the swarms can be so large and dense that they blot out the light of day.
Do you have locusts in your life? Most of us do to some degree. Sometimes we think they have a “king” (4428) but there is probably no real conspiracy.
So? Just a reminder. Somehow Proverbs still emphasizes hope, wisdom and righteousness in the midst of verses like this. Don’t let the locusts of life get you down.