Was Putin’s decision to send troops and then quickly announce a referendum vote an impetuous act or an advance planned contingency? Notice how Russian troops quickly moved into key strategic locations to be able to defend and control any opposing military ground action. Also notice how soon after the troop arrival, the referendum vote was announced. What do you think the odds of the referendum vote will fail to support Putin?
Before you decide on the odds, I recommend you read the following novel excerpt of what King Solomon explained to the Queen of Sheba about the impetuous acts of a fool during his reign. The novel is a contemporary application of a story form to promote understanding of proverbs and ancient wise sayings in relation to our modern times.
The first clue was Adonijah and the babbler’s statement that a riddle would signal an uprising against me. Was this riddle going to turn out to be a true story about two sons vying to win the kingdom? A fool presents himself by acting impetuously and self-assured. Adonijah had exhibited these types of actions when he proclaimed himself prematurely to be king. If he were planning a conspiracy, did he have the help and advice of some of the leaders at the gathering? If he were wise, he would have already secured alliances with co-conspirators in advance. Since he swore allegiance to me, he would be the greatest of fools if he acts impetuously without fear of the harmful consequences of not having a well thought out plan. A wise man knows fear and avoids harm, but a fool is impetuous and self-assured. (Proverb 14:16)
As A Lily Among Thorns – A Story of King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, and the Goddess of Wisdom by Rudy U Martinka
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