Saturday, May 28, 2016

Publicizing Privacy Problems

When "Show and Tell" doesn't end well

A lot of people I know get excited about their family, their hobbies and often times too, a newly acquired purchase, such as an Apple laptop. Not content to enjoy these things in private, they broadcast to the world what they have through Facebook posts, car art, and partially-eaten apple logos.

I understand the desire to share personal joy with others. But I also understand that some of those others are willing to break a car window to get what is advertised on the outside of the car.

This is nothing new. In the Bible, king Hezekiah showed off his riches to an ally. It didn't end well.

The prophet Isaiah asked :"What have they seen in thine house?" 

Hezekiah answered, "All the things that are in mine house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shewed them."

Isaiah said unto Hezekiah, "Hear the word of the LORD. Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store unto this day, shall be carried into Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the LORD."

So, the moral of the story is: Don't tell everyone your business. If you do, you just might lose it.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Misplaced Fear Factors

What friends warn you about and what you should really be afraid of are often two very distinct and different things.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Let It Go Biblically

When mumbling is heard after an argument, it is no longer an option to tell the discontented mumbler to just "Let it go," because someone will burst out in a song from Disney's Frozen and miss the whole point. But wise King Solomon has advice about what to do when someone is overheard talking bad about you. It's not Disney, but it is in the Bible. That settles it for me.

" Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee: For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others. " Ecc 7:21-22

My paraphrase: "If you don't want to rumble, ignore the mumble" 

Rev. Steve Prelgovisk