I have written an earlier observation about lessons that can be learned from the administrations of King David and King Solomon. While such accounts are useful, one must be careful not to approach them in the wrong way. There is a danger of spiritualizing the text. There is a danger of ascribing too much importance to the individual detail of the text.
I am not advocating a medieval, scholastic method. However, I think these stories offer important principles. There are larger implications that can be drawn from these texts. Such implications can be used responsibly by the theologian/manager.
One must be careful not to teach one’s position through the use of Scripture. It’s important to understand how to extract relevant, authentic insights from Scripture. If we cannot do so, we cannot integrate Scripture into our daily lives. On the other hand, if we read into Scripture our own convictions, or we turn Biblical passages into complex, artificial constructs, we set ourselves up for delusion.