Monday, July 13, 2015

Heroes with Clay Feet!

Nothing is covered up that will
not be revealed
...(Luke 12:2)
Well it's been a minute since my last post. And I really hate to start this one off on such a sad note!  But there's something to be learned about this whole Bill Cosby media storm.

 Just when you thought all had pretty much died down (Wasn't there more important things to report on than the Cos's sex life? ) And really where was the proof behind all those allegations?  

Here comes the release of a confidential legal deposition  in a sexual harassment case settled years ago where he admits obtaining drugs for the purpose of seducing women!  Whoomp, there it is!   The proof in the proverbial Jello Pudding, so to speak!  Goes to show you, that nothing happens in this world that is really confidential or settled when it comes to sin!  

Come on People!  (The title of one of his books) when are we going to learn to stop making role models and idols out of humans.  With all this coming out, there's not much of a defense we can make for the character of this once respected, black educator, actor, author, and social commentator.  For many in the black community he was more than a media icon.  He was one of the few celebrities we could share our Christian values with!  

Don't take my disappointment as bitterness!  Bill is just one more person I've admired for years and pointed to for young people to emulate, who has bitten the dust.  Just another lesson God is teaching us that we must learn....there is no one worthy of  Hero Worship but Him!  As long as we continue to make people idols, revering the creation more than the Creator, God is going to tear them down! (Rom. 1:25b)

We are all guilty! Presidents John Kennedy and Bill Clinton are still heralded as two favorites among Black people for their benevolence to the poor and disenfranchised.  In the 1960s, most black homes had three pictures proudly displayed: Jesus Christ, JFK and MLK!  We forget that the latter two are rumored to have cheated on their wives, possibly more than once!

We exalted Barack Obama, the first African-American president, almost blameless; thinking him to be a staunch Christian!  Then in his second term he begins to back-pedal around the same-sex marriage issue and is now evolving from his original moral stance! We know not what else will be revealed before he leaves office!  I'm not casting stones...just doing a reality check!  These heroes have clay feet, weaknesses and flaws!  Bill is just another Cultural Icon Shattered!   Let's Deal with it!

There's only One desiring the title of ROLE MODEL.  Only One we can put our total faith and devotion in and that's the Lord, Jesus Christ!  He is:
  • Elohim, The Creator (Genesis 1:1)
  • El Roi, The God Who Sees All (Genesis 16:13)
  • El Shaddai, The All Sufficient One (Genesis 17:1)
  • Jehovah Jireh, The Lord Who Provides (Genesis  22:14)
  • Jehovah Rapha, The Lord that Heals (Exodus 15:26)
  • Jehovah Shammah, Aways Present (Ezekial 48:35)
  • Jehovah Tskidkenu - Righteous and Holy (Jeremiah 23:6)
  • Jehovah - Nissi, The Lord My Banner (Exodus 17:15
In Him You Will Never Be Disappointed!


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