Heil halfwit: Greek soccer player gets lifetime ban after Nazi salute
He claims he didn’t know what it meant and wouldn’t have done it had he known.
Teen shoots himself in the groin, blames suspiciously unsubtle ninjas
The truth was he has “gang” ties. He was in the car playing with the gun when it discharged.
The choices or decisions we make often come back to haunt us.
Or end our careers.
Or land us in the hospital from a self-inflicted accidental wound.
Consequences may not show up for days, weeks or years but it is one thing in life you can count on. Repercussions don’t just go away.
Robber in bank in New York only gets away with lollipops.
The robber handed the teller a note and told her he had a bomb. She told him to fill out a withdrawal slip and he ran away but not before grabbing a bunch of lollipops from the bowl on the counter.
Watching the first two episodes of the mini-series “The Bible” again yesterday before the new one began at 8pm, I was struck with the absolute stubborn foolishness of Pharaoh. His refusal to “let God’s people go” was in an all-out effort to prove he was God himself.
I can’t believe he was illiterate or incompetent; unwise and thoughtless? YES.
Reckless and arrogant? YES. Cruel and heartless. YES.
His obstinate and pig-headed decisions initiated the ruin and downfall of Egypt and the loss of many lives including his first born son. So much for thinking our judgments don’t affect those around us.
The Walls of Jericho surrounded the Canaanite’s who inhabited the “Promised Land” of the Israelites. Before God sent Joshua in with his army to take it over, word had reached Canaan of “the God of Israel” and his power. They were filled with fear and yet they fought against them and lost. What should they have done?
The Philistines persistent and inflexible desire to control and annihilate the Jews was met with the muscles of Samson, “The Nazarite.” This fatal determination incensed him to the point of exerting his wrath on any of them who crossed his path. Having been chosen by God, his strength was unmatched.
Judges 16:30 “Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” Then he pushed with all his might, and down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it. Thus he killed many more when he died than while he lived.”
In the end, he killed nearly 3,000 enemies of Israel.
Who can forget the senseless and jealous acts of King Saul? As David, a shepherd boy killed the giant Philistine, he gained the love and adoration of Saul’s kingdom. He became an ardent swordsman in the army of the Lord. Saul was overcome with envy of David’s success and popularity; so much so it all but drove him mad. And I don’t mean just angry. Saul went mental.
Instead of embracing the love David had for him and the position God had crowned him with, Saul allowed his emotions to get in the way of living as a wise King. He also put many including his own family members in harm’s way. He died a broken king due to his own idiocy.
The ages have not changed much. Stubbornness and unyielding pride remain in the forefront of society.
Whether it be an evil salute or suspicious ninjas we have not outgrown the vanity of an egotistical Egyptian leader or the smugness of a Philistine army.
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