A Biblical Response to Current Events – 1-12-18
Picking at a Scab
What’s Happening: “Just when it looked like Julian Assange’s latest ploy at solving his Ecuadoran Embassy ‘cell’ situation (Quito – Ecuador’s capital – declared him a citizen of their country on Dec. 12), he uses WikiLeaks contacts to notify the world of his support of Catalonia’s independence drive, not a wise move for someone who makes enemies faster than friends (https://www.yahoo.com/news/ecuador-grants-citizenship-wikileaks-founder-assange-foreign-minister-173828863.html). ‘We have reminded Mr Assange that he has no reason to interfere in Ecuadoran politics because his status does not allow it. Nor in that of nations that are our friends,’ said Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno. “
Knee-jerk Response: “Assange’s leaking of documents makes for interesting reading.”
Biblical Response: “This may be true, but the end doesn’t justify the means. There are many leaks in the White House (though less now that Gen. Flynn has taken over); and they may be entertaining, but that doesn’t make them good…or right. You may argue that the public has a right to know. Aren’t some secrets better kept? There are things in everyone’s life that only glorify the enemy’s handiwork if revealed…that’s certainly true in mine. If we can’t let regret teach us, how are we ever to learn the lessons of mistakes made? The entertainment value of others’ errors is not the standard by which secrets should be judged. Besides, how can a person be healed if scabs are only for picking?
“Christians? We should never reward rumor-mongers, gossipers, or talebearers (Pro. 20:19). Just because something is salacious doesn’t mean revealing it is a good thing…it only increases ratings or sells more issues. We are for telling the truth…but discreetly.”
Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray: “Heavenly Father, give us wisdom when we are privy to special knowledge…not braggadocious; in Jesus’ Name, amen.” © Alan E.Sargent
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