Jan 14 – Plausible Deniability

There was the Senate Scandal. Next came the Mayor Rob Ford controversy. Then last month we learned of new charges laid stemming from the Quebec sponsorship scandal. Answering media charges of scandal and impropriety, a guilty politician responded with the plea, “I have no recollection of those events.” It is known in law as “plausible deniability.” Whereby individuals try to create a personal safety net for themselves by seeking to convince others that they had no knowledge of the events in question. And sometimes we have our own kind of plausible deniability too. We claim ignorance of our wrong behavior, rationalize, or blame others. But one Old Testament writer reminded us, “Man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” We can’t hide from God, try as we man. Better to run to Him for forgiveness, than to run from Him in fear.

Pastor Alex Rockwell