Saturday, October 10, 2009

...pleading guilty (Crooked Chiropractor)

On Tuesday of this coming week I was suppose to testify in federal court against a local chiropractor who for years billed for things he didn't have, billed for things he didn't do, billed for things a chiropractor was suppose to do but allowed his support person to do. There was an investigation by the FBI who sent in undercover agents who were "treated" by the chiropractor and who were not injured. There are recordings where you hear the undercovers falling asleep when they were suppose to be receiving treatment that you don't sleep through. Up until yesterday, the chiropractor was denying any wrong doing especially for the billing. He was blaming his support person with whom he had an affair and with whom he is now married. He didn't want to take responsibility for his sin, his greed, his lies, but fortunately on Friday, he decided to plead guilty. He will be sentenced at the end of January.

It's easy for us to say, "How can he think he was going to get away with that?" "Why didn't he just take responsibility?" It just seems obvious to us, but how obvious is it when the sin is in our own lives? The Bible says we should take the plank out of our own eye before removing the splinter in someone else's. We are so keen and observant to see what's wrong with someone else's life, but how well do we turn the magnifying glass on our own hearts, minds, actions, and beliefs?

Sometimes we have to rely on the Holy Spirit's conviction because the sin has taken root in our lives to where we don't recognize it as sin. It's at that time we have to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit's correction. There are times when we ignore the Spirit's warnings, and we have to learn the hard way. I did that often when I was young because I was quite obstinant, but as I've gotten older, I've seen the error in that. I'd really rather NOT learn the hard way. Listening to the Holy Spirit is the way I'd prefer to learn. The Bible says we can ask the Lord to search us to see if there is anything in us that is unholy. Are you that bold? Can you say that and then release whatever sin you are holding on to? For some that is hard to do. I have to say mine is speeding. I do it EVERY DAY. I'm working on it. I truly am, believe it or not.

He is faithful to complete the work He has started in us if we will just allow Him.

His Work in Progress,


1 comment:

  1. We were just talking about this in Bible study this week! Not in the context of sin but the context of the disciples...why couldn't they see what was so plain in front of their eyes? Jesus even told them repeatedly what was going to happen to lead up to his death. But they just couldn't understand.

    Don't we do the same? God does wonders in our lives and still we don't see.

    Food for thought, Kristy!


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