Proverbs 29:2

When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked rule, the people groan. ESV

In Romans 8:2 the Apostle Paul speaks of two spiritual forces that oppose each other, the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus and the law of sin and of death. Paul also said in Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. ESV

Jesus taught in John 3:8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. EVS

This is also true for the law of sin and death. We really can’t see the force but the effects of the force on the hearts of mankind are evident all around us. From this evidence we can determine what force one is in submission to and whether that will be of benefit or a hindrance as we see in verse 2 above.

Solomon wants his son to be wise in picking those who will assist him in leadership and that his son will have a godly influence in his reign as king.