Evil of Tyrants and Dictators

Public Domain, Napolean Abdicated at Fontainbleau, Paul Delaroche, 1845

While driving to work today, I heard in the radio of how Napoleon's arrogance took the best of him. It is a known fact that in spite of his diminutive stature, Napoleon became a dictator that conquered many lands. At the Battle of Waterloo, something unexpected happened. Napoleon's might had increased to such an extent that he believed he was all powerful. Napoleon believed that winning Waterloo was not going to be any different.

Speaking to one of his officers Napoleon said "We will put the infantry here, the cavalry over there, and the artillery in that spot. At the end of the day, England will be at the feet of France, and Wellington will be the prisoner of Napoleon."

The officer responded, "But, we must not forget that man proposes and God disposes."

Napoleon responded angrily, "I want you to understand, sir, that Napoleon proposes and Napoleon disposes!"

That day, Napoleon lost everything. God sent a terrible storm which caused him to be captured and his legend came to an end. We as followers of the Most High God cannot forget this simple truth. We are not greater than God. We cannot ever challenge God. Pride is a sin. The Bible says, "but what would profit a man that he gains the whole world but loose his soul?" No human should put God above anything in the heavens or earth. Doing so will be the cause of our own destruction.


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