Themes in Proverbs: Kings and Kingdoms

Proverbs 16:14 

The fury of a king is like messengers of death, But a wise man will appease it.
There are a lot of examples of kings in the Bible.  Some godly( David); some ungodly (Saul). Some kind and benevolent (Hezekiah); some cruel tyrants (Ahaz).
Some were considerate of the people; some considerate only of themselves.

Sometimes kings were good and sometimes not so good.  Sometimes government officials are wise; sometimes foolish. Sometimes they make laws that are helpful and wise; sometimes they pass laws that are detrimental.  But as citizens, we are to submit to authorities (Romans 13) realizing that they have been given the power to rule from God.
Whether they are wise or foolish, good or evil, Solomon warns us here not to get them riled up and angry at you. It’s not worth it. As Christians, we must try to live at peace with those in authority as long as it does not conflict with the Law of the Lord.
Acts 5:29 But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.