the donald trump syndrome


A lion and a wild ass were hunting. The lion using his strength and the ass his swiftness of foot. When they had caught a number of animals the lion divided them into lots. “I’ll take the first lot,” he said, “Because as King, I hold the highest rank; and the second one, as your equal partner. As for this third one, it will bring you into serious trouble unless you choose to make yourself scarce.”

Whatever a person undertakes, they should estimate their capacity according to their own powers, and not enter into an alliance to tie themselves up with people, who are to strong for them. (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“The Lions Share”)

Their is a character who roams the land, who is characterized as a roaring lion seeking whom he might devour. How does this occur one might ask? Because we humans wouldn’t make such an alliance, just to be devoured. It’s done through a specialized skill, called deception.

All with a scriptural bases starting with our roaming lion were we are introduced from the get go to a detour from such alliances. Where we find this reference, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil roams about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour,” 1 Peter 5:8. Accomplished through a intoxicating dose of deception, “… who deceives the whole world …,” Revelation 12:9. Giving us a world that looks like this, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9. But in the end it plays out this way, “I the Lord search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every person according to their ways, according to the fruits of their doings,” Jeremiah 17:10.

Life is a struggle with all kinds of lion like scams. Designed which at best, at the end might suggest the making of yourself scarce. But there is a way for avoidance outside of being sober and vigilant. Which is to depend upon the following, “Direct my steps by your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me. Redeem me from the oppression of man. That I may keep your precepts,” Psalms 119:133-34.