Read 1 Kings 4 today.

This chapter includes lists of Solomon’s officials. It is interesting the boundaries for his districts were not based on tribal boundaries. Was this an attempt to unify the tribes into one people, or was it an attempt to maintain control by reducing the historical tribal authority?
What struck me as I was reading was the role of the district governors to make sure “nothing was lacking.” Most of us would appreciate a situation in which nothing is lacking, yet something about that as a long term situation feels wrong. I recall times when I have been on vacation. Although I appreciated the time away, I always reached a point when I was ready to get back to work, get back to being productive, get back to doing something. A limited period of time when nothing is lacking may be fine, but what about the rest of our days?
1 Kings 4:27-28 NLT
The district governors faithfully provided food for King Solomon and his court; each made sure nothing was lacking during the month assigned to him. [28] They also brought the necessary barley and straw for the royal horses in the stables.
Matthew 20:24-28 NLT
When the ten other disciples heard what James and John had asked, they were indignant. [25] But Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. [26] But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, [27] and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. [28] For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”