Caught! He got caught. The fact that a high ranking government official was caught cheating on his wife really shouldn’t be a newsworthy item. We’ve seen it happen with mayors, senators, governors and Presidents. That doesn’t make it right, it just makes it common. But this guy was supposed to be able to keep secrets. Last week David Petraeus stepped down as director of the CIA (That’s the Central Intelligence Agency, just to be clear) after having admitted to an extramarital affair.
As in most cases, Petraeus didn’t admit to cheating on his wife of 37 years out of guilt or remorse, he did it because he got caught. Had he not been caught, the 60 year old, 4 star general would have kept right on cheating.
In a letter explaining his decision the director wrote “After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours.” Which roughly translated means, he was sorry he was caught.
But, it was inevitable, even for the director of the CIA. God’s word tells us “You may be sure that your sin will find you out.” Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.