A BOTTOMLESS PIT

A beast is hovering over this land and the face of the earth…mutates daily…corrupts anyone it comes across… Anyone not vigilant or immune to its’ effects.It has killed,broken families, destroyed relationships and put out a shining career…it is not stopping anytime soon… It is here with us…

A son or daughter has murdered a parent(s),wives have killed or are plotting to kill their husbands for property,best friends have become sworn enemies because of a partner, siblings are on each other’s throats because of land, a lady has offered her body to the boss in exchange of recognition or promotion at work,a politician is visiting a witchdoctor to seek fame!…

The maligning beast is causing havoc across the globe!…One would rather step on someone’s toes to get to where he or she wants to get to…We are living in a broken and destorted society.

Was watching an expose on NTV two weeks ago,highlighting the Gaza group in Kayole,whose oversized hoods hide weapons that kill or seriously injure anyone who crosses their path. Unlike typical robberies, this group strikes in broad daylight!…They are so organized to a point of selling land to mwananchi…Inspired by Vybz Kartel,a dancehall artist whose career was cut short when he was sent to life imprisonment in connection to two murders,illegal possession of firearms and armed robbery… Can you imagine that this group prays to Vybz?…Brainwash at its’ peak!

On 1st April 2017,the Saturday Standard published a story on how politicians seek a certain witchdoctor based in Kitui and not just those from Kenya but Uganda as well.The witchdoctor stated, “…I cannot reveal names but most of them need my protection when vying for political seats…” Question is,How big is this witchdoctor?… Is he bigger than God the Creator of the Universe?  David in Psalms 127 says, “Unless the Lord builds the house, it’s builders labour in vain.Unless the Lord watches over the city,the watchmen stand guard in vain.In vain you rise up early and stay up late toiling for food to eat for He grants sleep to those he loves”… Outside God,no security is guaranteed.

Lau Tzu talks about this beast quite clearly, “There is no calamity greater than lavish desires.No greater guilt than discontent and there is no greater disaster than greed”

GREED is the beast.Lust, covetousness, malice, murder,corruption,bribery,nepotism, racism,tribalism, love for money and fame all boil down to this… GREED.

The love of money is the root of all evil.

Please note: Money is not the root,the love of money is.

I came across a quote by Julian Casablancas who States, “Greed is the inventor of injustice as well as the current enforcer”…Bribes given to traffic police have cost loved ones’ lives! Fake certificates given to rogue personalities have rendered genuine graduates jobless!… The 2007/08 post election violence was a direct result of Greed that plunged this beloved country into total darkness!…I mean, the list is endless!

It is a sorry state when a cartoonist can boldly write, “Do  not steal,the government hates competition”… The rot in society has become extreme and obvious.

Lance Armstrong,a former American professional road racing cyclist won Tour de France between 1999-2005.He was banned from competitive cycling for life after the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)found him guilty of doping offenses.His seven titles were stripped off him and his sponsors dropped him.In just one day, he lost $75million!…GREED cost him his shining career!…This I read in an article on Character and Integrity from Inuka Corporate.

Big mouthfuls often choke(An Italian Proverb)

There is a famous Swahili proverb that goes, “Siku za mwizi ni arubaini(The days of a thief are numbered)”

I loved what the pastor said this past Sunday, “When the enemy blesses you financially, you either die and leave the blessings or leave the blessings before you die”… Dubious ways of gaining prestige and power have a huge price tag including your own life!…The best thing to do is make things right;use the right means to get to where you want to be!B.C Forbes highlights this when he states,“The man who has won millions at the cost of His conscience is a failure”

Man,his wealth and conscience

The pastor went on to say that,”When you love God,you will get gold but when you love gold,you lose good“Matthew 6:33 emphasizes this, “But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well”… God is not a user of men!Apostle Paul went about the Father’s business and God indeed met his needs without fail!

Do not be swayed into engaging in dubious acts because of your desperation or social pressure.The price tag is too high!…Too high!!

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.

You are a Christian, avoid living a double life…Because lukewarm is not and will never be God’s choice according to Revelation 3:15,16…“I know your deeds,that you are neither cold nor hot.I wish you were either one or the other!So because you are lukewarm-neither hot nor cold, I am about to spit you out of my mouth”…Do not deceive yourself,God is watching…My prayer for us is that God helps us live lives worth emulating,lives of contentment and servanthood regardless of position whether anyone is watching or not. That way,we tame the beast.

Man literally chasing after money

I conclude with the words of

1.Erich Fromm;

Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching it.

2.Matthew 16:26;

What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?Or what can a man give in exchange of his soul?

Think about this.

Peace.

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