The master Ben Sira tells us in his book about the life of a person who was famous for his divine wisdom, King Solomon. We do not know for sure if this person existed or not, his life is as old as the desert sands, but it is worth knowing what the Sacred Scriptures tell us about this person.
Just as the Kingdom of God within oneself is living the gifts, the Kingdom of God outside of us is the government of the wisest. That is why this King, this monarch, represented God on earth during the exercise of his reign. According to Aristotle, the monarchy as a regime, that is, the government of the wise man, is the opposite of the tyrant's regime, tyranny. The monarchy is undoubtedly the most perfect political regime.
Wisdom is the most precious spiritual gift that man can receive from God, wisdom makes us like God: "How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!" Proverbs 16:16.
His reign represented the splendor of God's promises to his people Israel, and also, Solomon was also an ancestor of Jesus. The Bible tells us that despite his great intelligence, this famous sage made the mistake of marrying many foreign women who brought the worship of their gods to Israel. It is difficult for a sage, who represents spiritual perfection, to make a mistake of this kind, but it is very likely that this happened due to the need to establish political alliances with other states.
This is how the master of Ben Sira describes the Reign of Solomon, a king who established happiness, peace, and prosperity where he ruled:
"SOLOMON reigned in an age of peace,
for God gave tranquility to all his borders,
so that he might build a house to his name
and prepare an everlasting sanctuary.
How wise you were in your youth, SOLOMON,
filled with intelligence like an overflowing river!
Your understanding covered the earth,
and you filled it with difficult sayings.
Your reputation spread to far-distant islands,
and you were loved for your peaceful reign.
Your songs, your proverbs, your sayings,
and the answers you provided astounded the nations" Ben Sira 47:13-17.