A Biblical Response to Current Events – 6-22-20
No Such Thing as Secrets
What’s Happening: “Tim Cook, Apple’s openly gay CEO, has been described as a ‘man full of secrets’ by CBS’s John Dickerson (60 Minutes, last night), and is hosting Apple’s 31st Annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) today. He promised to reveal the latest technological advancements for his iPhone, introduced in 2007. But this WWDC will be different because it will be virtual…due to COVID-19. The company’s market cap is 1.4 Trillion dollars, equivalent to whole countries, like Spain, Australia, or Saudi Arabia. Though he’s at odds with much that President Trump is trying to do, he doesn’t want to see corporate taxes go up (https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-ceo-tim-cook-nexus-140004466.html). ‘You know, there was a time back many years ago where CEOs were just supposed to focus on profits only, and not so much the constituencies. And that’s never been my view. I’ve never subscribed to that,’ Cook said.”
Knee-Jerk Response: “$1.4 Trillion! I’ll bet that gives him a lot of clout!”
Biblical Response: “You know what they say…’money talks.’ What is it saying? Not that you should go out and buy the latest iPhone or become gay or think you are ‘full of secrets.’ Tim Cook is no paragon of virtue and he is certainly not ‘full of secrets.’ Secrets are a myth anyway.
‘Accordingly, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in the inner rooms will be proclaimed upon the housetops.’ (Luke 12:3 NASU)
God reveals what He wants to reveal, WHEN He wants to reveal it (Deut. 29:29). Technology is great, but it only underscores man’s need for God…the more he learns, the less he knows (of what [or Who] he needs to know). Besides, knowledge of this world can distract us from knowledge of Him. Properly used, technology can give us more time to pursue the knowledge that really counts.”
“Christians? Priority is everything. We believe in technology, as long as it doesn’t lead us to wrong conclusions or distract us from a more important pursuit (the pursuit of God). The last thing we need is to be so convinced of our moral superiority that we quit seeking (Matt. 7:22-23).”
Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray: “Heavenly Father, help us to realize that knowledge of You is better than all the knowledge technology may ever glean us; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”
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