I am sure that many of you have heard of the recent scandal of the former CIA Director, David Petraeus.
In a move that shocked the nation, Petraeus resigned from his post as CIA Director last Friday after admitting to an extra marital affair, apparently with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. In a letter to his colleagues, Petraeus called the affair “unacceptable” and an exercise in “poor judgment.” Lamenting the unfortunate end to an otherwise shining career, he expressed gratitude for the chance to work with such a great team. “I will always treasure my opportunity to have done that with you, and I will always regret the circumstances that brought that work with you to an end,” he said.
Two days after his 60th birthday, Petraeus resigned in the wake of the extramarital affair. This, of course, is a personal tragedy for him and his family but is also a real loss for the country. No man is indispensable, but Petraeus’s brains, drive, and combination of military and political talents did give promise that the CIA would not be his last public office. Now the circumstances of Petraeus’s resignation suggest his public career is over. (The Daily Beast)
Adultery is a violation of the marriage vows of faithfulness. Any sexual experience outside of the marriage bond is adultery.
Adultery is the ultimate act of selfishness…”I want what I want.” Adultery is giving in to want, no matter the cost.
Adultery is the 7th Commandment. “Thou shall not kill” is number six. Only two commandments have irreversible consequences – not unforgivable, just irreversible.
When you read chapters five, six and seven in Proverbs, you read and learn more about adultery.
99% of all cases of adultery are emotional rather than sexual. Emotional bonding with someone who is not your spouse is the first step towards infidelity.
Let me encourage you to put up safeguards in your life to keep you away from the trap of adultery. The Bible says “be sure that your sin will find you out.” If the head of the C.I.A. can be exposed, then so can you!