A greedy man brings trouble to his family ... -Proverbs 15:27 NIV
I bet from the title it would seem that I am judging right? I'm not ... okay, I'm lying. I am just a little bit. In truth my judgement hardly means much though. It's God's judgment that matters in the end. There are many questions that this situation stirs up though and none of which I have the answers to. Nevertheless, this situation paints a picture of the type of screwed up society we are living in where family values take a back seat to selfishness, IMHO.
We are greedy people. John Edwards' actions exponentially demonstrate his selfish greed. On the flip side, The National Enquire demonstrated its voracious greed in going after him as well as all other stars, and in turn its greed satisfies our (the public) want for more juicy, gossipy stories about those in the spotlight. Don't get me wrong; I think what John Edwards did is horrible. The adultery is obviously between God, him and his wife, but lying to the same people that he was seeking trust from is irresponsible and arrogant on his part. At least I now know why he disappeared after he dropped out of the race as well as why he did not endorse anyone. Was anyone else curious about that?
Here are just a few headlines for those that are living in a vacuum (it's okay if you are. It is actually better that way):
Edwards Admits To Affair He Denied As Candidate
John Edwards love-baby story at the tipping point; this too is a ...
John Edwards to take paternity test over affair
I hardly need to go into details about the whole John Edwards lying thing because there are so many news articles and blog post about it right now that all you have to do is run a quick search. The lesson for everyday folk like you and me is too stay humble and know that God provides.
He who is of a greedy spirit stirs up strife, but he who puts his trust in the Lord shall be enriched and blessed. -Proverbs 28:25 Amplified