Someone Is Listening

Person of Interest, one of CBS’ popular TV programs, is about a computer that can not only trace everyone but will alert those who wrote the software when certain people’s lives are in danger. At first it may sound a little far-fetched but in light of all the recent scandals in the news the program maybe more real than we realize:

Our government is photographing the outside information on every piece of snail mail.

Google knows just about every WiFi password in the world … and so the NSA does as well, since it spies so widely on Google.

The NSA has inserted its code into Android’s operating system … bugging three-quarters of the world’s smartphones.

But listening in on people’s secrets is nothing new. in 2 Kings 6, King Amran, enemy of Israel, was enraged because all of his plans to attack Israel were being “leaked.’ and Israel was always prepared. Amran concluded their was a spy in his midst but one of his officers told him, “None of us, my lord the king,” said one of his officers, “but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the very words you speak in your bedroom.” (Vs 12)  Apparently, God was revealing the king’s plans to his servant and thus protecting Israel.

It is unsettling to know that at the judgment bar of God will give an account for every word spoken. Mt. 12:36-37. I do not want you to think that God is “spying” on us but we will be more aware of what we are saying.