I don’t watch TV much. Just cable news. Definitely not extreme leftist MSNBC. But while in Canada last week, I kept the TV on in the background (when I wasn’t doing Personal Spiritual Encounter sessions) to get the latest word on the Chattanooga, Tennessee shootings. On came an ad for an outfit called Cougar Life. A buxom blonde, barely clothed, strutted down the street followed by lustful young men half her age. You get the idea.
Then I get back to America this week and find that Cougar Life is part of a stable of dot-com sexual hook up sites, including Ashley Madison and Established Men. The parent company, Avid Life Media/ALM (a Toronto company-no wonder I was bombarded with these ads in Canada) had their data base hacked. Thirty-seven million users of the sexual hook-up service had lots of personal stuff stolen, including financial records. The company’s slogan, “Life is short. Have an affair,” could leave a lot of people with a whole lot of explaining to do if the hackers make the stolen data public.
Do any of you feel sorry for ALM or its customers? Not me. They aren’t victims. Their spouses are. ALM’s Chief Executive Noel Biderman lamented, “This is a criminal act.” Spare me. Biderman has been victimizing innocent wives, husbands, and children, to make his millions. The hackers threaten to release all ALM’s customer’s sexual fantasies and names and addresses. This sexual trafficking site, which is essentially a prostitution ring for married partners, could have seen this coming a long time ago if they had read Numbers 32:23, which says, “Be sure that your sin will find you out.”
An encouraging word: HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST
“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” So says the apostle Paul in Philippians 2:5. Now, that’s a tall order. As Christian we have the Spirit of Jesus, by and through the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit when we are saved. We have the resurrection life in Christ to spend eternity in heaven. But that is what Jesus does for us. What we have to do for ourselves, no small feat, is to strive to have His thoughts and feelings, the “mind” of Christ. It’s not something to be achieved all at once. But today, may I suggest you read again the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew chapter five and start with the “blessed.” Do your best to adopt at least one a week, and in no time you’ll be a lot nearer than you are now to the mind and thinking which was in Christ Jesus.
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