Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Hidden Hand...

"I will give it into the hand of a mighty one of the nations. He shall surely deal with it as its wickedness deserves. I have cast it out." - Ezekiel 31:11
Historians view the rise and fall of nations as the work of great or weak leaders. They attribute the success or failure to political wisdom or military strategy. Some nations force their way, while others buy their way into greatness. Whether rise or fall, history concludes that human effort is only the cause. The Hidden Hand is ignored. 
Sidon, Tyre, Assyria, Egypt and Babylon.... all nations of power and worldwide influence. Leaders came and went, battleground victories were many and generations passed by like the morning frost. Was their success or failure a matter great armies or international alliances? Only one cause supercedes all others... The Hidden Hand of the Almighty. 

Before you give yourself to anger, frustration or downright disgust over political leadership or national disfunction, remember the lesson of history. All mankind and every nation is a part of... His-Story. God has always ruled in affairs of men. He alone gives "into the hand of the mighty", He alone "casts out" the proud despot. Nothing happens apart from the Hidden Hand of the Almighty. 

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