"Don't Post This..." - 25m:52sSeries: The Upside Down Kingdom
Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:1-8; 16-18 ; Sermon Series "The Upside Down Kingdom".
Can You Keep a Secret?
The Duke of Wellington is best remembered as the general who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815. During his earlier service in India, Wellington was in charge of negotiations after the battle of Assaye. The emissary of an Indian ruler, anxious to know what territories would be ceded to his master, tried in various ways to get the information. Finally, he offered Wellington a large sum of money. “Can you keep a secret?” "asked Wellington. “Yes, indeed,” the man said eagerly. “So can I,” replied Wellington.*
Anyone alive can think of a time when someone told you to keep a secret. To have someone’s trust such that they would share valuable information with you is an admirable quality. Resisting the urge to share this information with others exhibits an inner strength on the part of the con?dant--an inner strength that lays aside personal interests for the sake of the other. We talked about secrets this morning, albeit in a bit of a different context. The similarity will remain, however, with this question-can you keep a secret?
* Story taken from http://wwwsermonillustrations.com/a-z/s/secret.htm
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