Of the Meek & Reaping
BUT the Butcher of Baghdad (AKA Saddam Hussein) would be captured as a dog might be by US forces. He hid as a fugitive, and cowered in hole until 13th December 2003. Hussein was wild and dishevelled in appearance after spending eight miserable months secreted within his earth at the home town of Tikrit. Hussein had tasted the merest entree to the misery he gave.
After a thirteen month trial, 30th December 2006 saw Hussein marched to Iraqi gallows. He died in far less violence than he lived.
Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity, and the rod they wield in fury will be broken. (Proverbs 22:8)
Hussein hunted power. He formally became the fifth president of Iraq on July 16th 1979. Shia Muslims and Kurdish peoples alike, Hussein brutally quashed. He invaded Kuwait. Renowned for his blind rage, Saddam withheld no torturous instrument that would secure his position and power - his place upon earth. Through all his desperate attempts to keep his earth, he still toppled. His rod was broken as the Lord promised.
WHY did he lose? Because it is the meek who will inherit the earth, not the violent or greedy. The meek have marched out and taken it, it is given to them by God.
Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth. (Matthew 5:5)
In a world ordered by the rule of reaping and sowing, those who take from others will also be taken from - this God ensures. God then manages the redistribution with justice in mind.
It is the meek who permit God to give to them - they do not take, demand or control what belongs to others.
God will break those who unrighteously take and then return it to the meek.
It is only when the human heart replaces earthly ambition with spiritual ambition that the world can be safely received.
Today's Soul Snippet:
"God never seeks a reference for those He is about to employ." ~ Michael Cartwright
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