|No Preeminence Above a Beast!|
A Russian War-time Poster
It was wise king Solomon who wrote:
Physically, men are animals. Sometimes they demonstrate that they are more than just physical beaststhey think and behave like beasts too! It is the Psalmist that teaches us that: "Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish" (Psalm 49:12 and 20). The difference then, is in understanding. Some men, high in the worlds honour and esteem, sitting upon lofty thrones and crowned with royal splendour, understand notthey are "like the beasts that perish". This is because, as the Apostle explains, "...the natural man receiveth not the things of the spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned" (1 Cor. 2:14).
Men who are ignorant of Gods truth and of Gods ways are of no more consequence than a magnificent beast. For this reason the Bible frequently depicts nations and empires in the likeness of beasts. But it is when man is politically organized that he becomes the most ferocious beast imaginable, "dreadful and terrible"Daniel 7:7.
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