1 Kings 9:11 KJV
( Now Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with cedar trees and fir trees, and with gold, according to all his desire,) that then king Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.
Hiram was the King who practically did much of the work, if u followed the story. You’d realize how much of his own resources went into building the temple.
So I wasn’t too surprised when I read that Solomon gave him 20 cities, he deserved it… But in the next verse we are told Hiram wasn’t happy with the offer. They were worthless cities!!!
With great wisdom, comes the tendency to be shrewd and cunning in your dealings with your fellows. For us Christians this is one thing we need to gaurd against. A labourer is worthy of his reward.
We need to develop a character of paying people what they are worth and not short-changing them.
True christians are good rewarders, so check your payment or reward system again.
Have a blessed day.