Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sex Scandal in High Places


History has recorded the following statement as the most remembered words that Bill Clinton ever spoke.
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"I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky," he said.
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Why was it such a big deal? Well, he was the leader of the most powerful country in the world.
And, of course, it was a bold faced lie.
And, it was a coverup to the latest in a long line of sexual sins he had comitted...
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But of course, he was not the first leader to engage in sexual scandal. Long before Bill Clinton, David did the same thing...
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2 -5 "One late afternoon, David got up from taking his nap and was strolling on the roof of the palace. From his vantage point on the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was stunningly beautiful. David sent to ask about her, and was told, "Isn't this Bathsheba, daughter of Eliam and wife of Uriah the Hittite?" David sent his agents to get her. After she arrived, he went to bed with her. (This occurred during the time of "purification" following her period.) Then she returned home. Before long she realized she was pregnant.
Later she sent word to David: "I'm pregnant."
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David sees the woman. Sends for her. Has sex with her. And sends her home.
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End of story. No one needs to know. His faithful staff will not tell anyone. Just one more event in the life of the king.
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Of course, God saw. And God knows.
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This story ends up being a story of God's grace and forgiveness.
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But before that, there is cover up, and it gets even worse.
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More on the story tomorrow...

1 comment:

His Daughter said...

Phil you have such a way of putting things into perspective. i look 4ward to 2mrws post :) God Bless