Monday, February 3, 2014
Does this sound like anyone you know?
. . . [He] is arrogant and never at rest. Because he is as greedy as the grave and like death is never satisfied, he gathers to himself all the nations and takes captive all the peoples. "Will not all of them taunt him with ridicule and scorn, saying, 'Woe to him who piles up stolen goods and makes himself wealthy by extortion! How long must this go on?'” (Habakkuk 2:5-6 NIV)
A certain national leader, who has risen far above his ability to lead, can be described by these ancient words of the prophet Habakkuk. This unnamed, but prominent leader (if one can be generous and call him that) must be warned that he is in the spotlight and will be called to answer for his arrogance, greed, lies and thievery.
Taking multiple million dollar vacations at government expense, smoothing the way for generous gifts to nations who are our enemies, overtly removing protection from Israel, and decimating our military—reducing its ability to protect us—are all, or should be, considered treasonous, impeachable and prosecutable offenses.
His sycophants in Congress as well should take note and bring their behavior in line with good practices of morality and ethics. Continuing to serve the present leader reveals their true immorality and ethical behavior.
A question commonly asked of our fellow citizens is, “Are you behaving yourself?” It is usually answered in the affirmative. The true answer is, “Of course I am behaving myself.” The differentiator is the quality of the behavior.
Failure to constantly evaluate ones behavior has eternal consequences. Take note, Obama, Pelosi, et al!