(Pro 1:1 KJV) The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
Why does Solomon point out that David was his father? It would have meant something to the people in his court. Many of them had served David when he was king. The further you went from Jerusalem the less notoriety would be attached to the name. Today if you asked who David was and who Solomon was you might get a few bites on Solomon associated with wisdom but they would ask, “David who?” Don’t even ask a modern high school graduate to locate Israel on a map.
Even a king who is remembered for his wisdom identifies with someone else. He felt like having David for a father gave him more credibility. You can see where I am going with this. It is great if you can identify with a parent or sponsor. It is even better if people recognize that you are a disciple of Jesus. It gives you credibility even if they don’t recognize it. It was impressive to be the son of David even if nobody knows who David is.
So? Make Jesus proud today.