Petraeus And That Little Bird

Just about everyone’s mom said to their child after revealing something they thought was a secret… “A little bird told me.”  I hated that bird when I was young!  If I could have found him, I’d probably clipped his wings.  Well guess what… that little bird is in the Bible!  Consider Ecclesiastes 10:20…

Even in your thought, do not curse the king, nor in your bedroom curse the rich, for a bird of the air will carry your voice, or some winged creature tell the matter.

I don’t have a clue what “some winged creature” is.  All I know is that it is virtually impossible for any or everything to be kept under wraps.  Just ask Gen. Petraeus or anyone else who has had their secrets exposed.  Consider Numbers 32:23… “Be sure your sin will find you out…”

Sooner or later everything is or will be exposed… EVERYTHING.  If the President can’t keep things secret… if the head of the CIA can’t keep things secret… what makes us think we can?  Truth be told, I’m not as worried about what I do being revealed as the thoughts of my heart being revealed!  Consider

Luke 12:2 Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.

1 Corinthians 4:5 Do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart.

EVERYTHING will be revealed?  The PURPOSES OF THE HEART will be made known?  There is only one hope for any of us on those levels and that is to plead the blood of Jesus for forgiveness!

Conclusion: “Whatever happens… conduct yourself in a manner worthy of the Gospel” (Philippians 1:27).  “Take every thought captive to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Cor 10:5)

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