Wisdom's Balance (25 of 40) by Stephen Whitney

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Wisdom's Balance (25 of 40)
Series: Ecclesiastes
Stephen Whitney
Ecclesiastes 7:15-18

Life does not seem fair as sometimes good people suffer while evil people prosper. We believe it should be the other way around.

He used to wear European designer suits cut specially to hide his growing paunch. Using special black dye imported from France, his barber daily used to touch up his still-thick hair and signature moustache to hide any hint of gray. Too vain to wear his glasses
when giving speeches, he used to read from a text written in huge letters by his staff.

Twelve years after the Persia Gulf War in 1991 Saddam Hussein continued his 23-year strongman rule over the nation of Iraq with brutality, cruelty and fear as he continued to hold to his power.

He was called the "Butcher of Baghdad" because he killed anyone who challenged him or he thought was a challenge to his authority.
People were tortured and killed just because he thought they might be a threat to him. He even killed his two sons-in-laws after he promised he would forgive them if they returned to Iraq.

He lived in luxury in the dozens of palaces he had made for himself throughout the country. These 100-room mansions were decorated with fixtures crafted from gold. In the desert where water is precious his palaces featured waterfalls, fountains, pools and even the piped sound of rushing water. He had live lobsters and shrimp flown in weekly for his dinners and to satisfy his taste for gazelle he kept a herd of antelopes.

In meetings he would always sit in a chair which was higher than anyone else in the room. Those in attendance would nervously scribble down every thing he said, well aware of the violent fate that accompanied anyone who crossed his path. Once the health minister dared to mildly criticize him, only to immediately be
shot be Saddam himself.

After 23-year reign of terror he was executed at the age of 69.
Solomon ...

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