“…All the ‘wrong-doers’ KNOW they are doing wrong.  From Judas to Al Capone; from Hitler to Robin Hood; from Caesar to Nixon.  And from ‘you know who…to that other guy’….”

20/20?  What’s your eyesight reading?  It makes no difference if you are near-sighted or far-sighted.  Or, blind in one eye… and can’t see out of the other.

To be a serious and successful leader, one who is retentive… then you must have 20/20 vision…..not to mention…eyes in the back of your head.  Why?

Leader are like school teachers, and coaches… they have to see everything, all the time, anytime, every time…and anywhere.  They can ‘let nothing’ get the best of them.  Nothing is permitted to escape their attention… and their judgement.  That is the job of the Leader.  That is why he’s the leader.  Otherwise, his leadership will be short-lived.  Non-retentive.

I remember, as my Step-Father was “leader in our household.”  Nothing… ever… escaped the man.  Like any good leader… he was the first awake, the first up, the first dressed, the first to eat, and the first to leave… and the first to arrive at work.  He WAS the LEADER.  Nothing missed his attention.  The fact that he might not mention it… did not mean that he did not KNOW about it.  The same for MOTHER’S.

Um… did I leave wives out?  Double-ditto for wives. Ok… none of them are perfect’…but seldom, it seems… do they miss ANYTHING.

And now… a TRIPLE-DITTO, and forever, and for always… is GOD.  He misses NOTHING.  He is omnipotent.  He knows what was… what is… and what’s going to be.  He is ‘all-knowing.’  OK… my point is made.

Why is it then… that we human-kind… think that we can ‘do anything,’ anytime,  We seem to think that we can ‘get-a-way’ with anything.  Nothing was meant for us ‘not to try’ at least once.  And if we had a ‘great-time’ doing it….then why not keep on doing it?  Good, bad, worst, or terrible… let’s do it.  No matter what it is, who’s involved, who is HURT by it, who is effected, or… what the consequences might be?

After all…we (that would be…you, and me) are COMPLETELY in CHARGE of our own life…. no-one else.  Why… we are even…self-created. We made our bed… and we’ll lie in it.  We’re… my golly… invincible.  We can do no-wrong… and if we get caught… there’s always someone to ‘bail us out.’ You know… make the PROBLEM go away.  Sure…for a while.

We can ‘get away’ with doing WRONG for just ‘so long,’ and then…Bamb’o…it’s PAY-UP time.  We either ‘settle-up’ here…. Or there.  Either way, there is NO escape.

So what’s the BIG-DEAL?  What’s my POINT?  What’s ‘this’ all about… anyway?  The FACT is:  We all KNOW right from wrong.  All the ‘wrong-doers KNOW they are doing wrong.  From Judas to Al Capone; from Hitler to Robin Hood; from Caesar to Nixon.  And from ‘you know who…to that other guy.’

They ALL know right from WRONG.  We are all to be held ACCOUNTABLE.

Isn’t there just as much, or more… satisfaction from doing what is RIGHT?  Then WRONG?  Why RISK living a ‘crazy life’ over a ‘few moments’ of PLEASURE.  Why not just live… by the Golden Rule?  Why not LOVE thy neighbor?  Why not serve the ‘have nots.’

Even though…. Jesus died on the cross for ‘all of our sins’… He did not take away accountability…. Or JUDGEMENT.  And that ‘judgement part’…well IT scares me.

We live in a world… such that Trust be earned, and is not given out easily. But King Solomon, who was full of God’s great gift of WISDOM, and who wrote Proverbs… knew that trust is just the beginning point.   Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

Most of us have experienced life’s disappointments, which have taught us that we can only depend upon ourselves. But living the life God has intends for us…also tells us that we cannot depend on ourselves… but only on God…and His Holy Grace.

And, then, in Romans 11:33, we are reminded:  “Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!”

…Blessings…to all, as we seek His Holy Truth… together…  cjlb…God Bless…7/31/2017

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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