MORNINGTIME 4121by Benjamin Munsell on October 17, 2022
Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you? Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, KNOWN AND READ OF ALL MEN: 2 Corinthians 3:1-2. Recently, I was giving a Sunday school lesson and the wired microphone stopped working, so someone came up and clipped on a wireless microphone. I finished my talk and went to talk with some of the congregation, forgetting I still had on the microphone. In a few minutes someone came to unhook and take back the mike and when doing so, the thought occurred, was what I was saying going out over the speaker system in a "hot mike" moment? The answer was no, they had already turned it off. My concern was no longer a concern. Then the Lord asked me, "Would it make any difference if the mike was hot or not"? I answered, no, it wouldn't. What we say publicly, and what we say in private, shouldn't make any difference. Here's my point. In this day of modern technology with instant communication, on-line pictures stored "in the cloud", instant access to anything on any subject on the internet, AND SNEAKY PHONE APPS LITERALLY FOLLOWING YOUR EVERY MOVE, LOCATION, AND WORD, we really are "Read like open books for all to see". With so many cameras on buildings, at street intersections, and on cell phones even right next to us recording our every move and word, there is literally no more privacy to even try to "get away with something", even if you wanted to. So, what can we do about all this "invasion of privacy"? LIVE, PREACH AND TEACH CHRIST JUST THE SAME IN YOUR PUBLIC MOMENTS, AND PRIVATE MOMENTS. Whether talking to a group of people, or all alone looking at something on the internet, LIVE LIKE CHRIST, AND THE WHOLE WORLD ARE WATCHING YOU. We live in a day when public and private "privacy" is fast departing. If you're going to be accused of anything, plead guilty to living in Christ and growing in CHRISTLIKENESS. Be found as a Christian, and, Be Blessed.