Baha’i Sabbath Selection, Jala’l/Glory 11, 170 B.E. (April 19, 2013)

The word of God which the Supreme Pen hath recorded on the fourth leaf of the Most Exalted Paradise is the following:O people of God! Beseech ye the True One—glorified be His Name—that He may graciously shield the manifestations of dominion and power from the suggestions of self and desire and shed the radiance of justice and guidance upon them.
The faults of kings, like their favours, can be great. A king who is not deterred by the vainglory of power and authority from observing justice, nor is deprived of the splendours of the day-star of equity by luxury, riches, glory or the marshalling of hosts and legions shall occupy a high rank and a sublime station amongst the Concourse on high. It is incumbent upon everyone to extend aid and to manifest kindness to so noble a soul. Well is it with the king who keepeth a tight hold on the reins of his passion, restraineth his anger and preferreth justice and fairness to injustice and tyranny.
Baha’u’llah, KALÍMÁT-I-FIRDAWSÍYYIH (Words of Paradise)

One Response to “Baha’i Sabbath Selection, Jala’l/Glory 11, 170 B.E. (April 19, 2013)”

  1. admin says:

    The word of God which the Supreme Pen hath recorded on the
    second leaf of the Most Exalted Paradise is the following:

    The Pen of the Most High exhorteth, at this moment, the manifestations of authority and the sources of power, namely the kings, the sovereigns, the presidents, the rulers, the divines and the wise, and enjoineth them to uphold the cause of religion, and to cleave unto it. Religion is verily the chief instrument for the establishment of order in the world and of tranquillity amongst its peoples. The weakening of the pillars of religion hath strengthened the foolish and emboldened them and made them more arrogant. Verily I say: The greater the decline of religion, the more grievous the waywardness of the ungodly. This cannot but lead in the end to chaos and confusion. Hear Me, O men of insight, and be warned, ye who are endued with discernment!

    Baha’u’llah, KALÍMÁT-I-FIRDAWSÍYYIH (Words of Paradise)

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