Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Today's Scripture Lesson

This is America, where we're all very big on the Ten Commandments, right?  (Especially when they're posted in the government schools or the post office or some such place ... not so much, I think, when engraved on the heart.  But never mind that for now.)  Let's look at two consecutive verses: Exodus 20:13 and 14:
You shall not murder.
You shall not commit adultery.
I'm thinking right now of our just-resigned CIA director, General David Petraeus, the man with the exquisitely Roman-sounding name.  (Why couldn't his parents have chosen "Caesar" as his first name?)  Transgressing Exodus 20:13 made him a household name, a great military hero.  Transgressing Exodus 20:14, on the other hand, is a scandal that makes him unfit for refined company.


Is this a great country, or what?

1 comment:

Cal said...

I like the Roman connection there. It is how funny how the Imperiums are twin sisters through time.

Caesars in Rome and DC but our King reigns over all from the Throne of Grace.