• Six Biblical Lessons From Andrew Cuomo’s Sudden Fall From Grace

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    Surge Summary: However ends the scandalous New York Governor Andrew Cuomo saga, his experience and possible downfall offer sobering life-lessons for each person.

    by Michael Brown

    One moment he was one of the brightest lights in the Democratic Party, a likely pick to be the future President of the United States. The next moment, leaders in his own party, even within his own state, were calling for his resignation. One moment, he was an Emmy Award-winning superstar. The next moment, he was the scandal-plagued subject of tabloids. What can we learn from all this?

    I do not write this as Gov. Cuomo’s judge or jury or even accuser. Instead, I write this as someone always seeking to learn from the failings of others with a view to examining my own life. And while we do not yet know how the story will end – as of this writing, he is steadfastly refusing to resign – we can already learn some valuable lessons.

    1) No One is Untouchable

    No one is untouchable. It must have been very heady being Andrew Cuomo in 2020. Despite the high death rates in the nursing homes of New York, he was actually awarded an Emmy for his press conferences on the coronavirus. That is beyond extraordinary.

    There was even a new term coined, Cuomosexual, wherein famous celebrities expressed their affection and even lust for the single governor. Talk about something that will stroke your ego.

    But the biblical principle is firm. Pride goes before destruction. (See Proverbs 16:18.) The more that people praise you and look up to you, the lower you need to go in your own view of yourself. The high peaks of fame can be quite intoxicating, but those dizzying heights have caused many to fall, and fall badly at that.

    2) Don’t Believe Your Own Hype

    Don’t believe your own press reports. Jesus once said, “Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.” (See Luke 6:26.)

    Of course, Gov. Cuomo had his share of opponents, especially outside of his political party. But he really became the darling of Hollywood, the darling of the mainstream media, and the darling of New York.

    The reality is that, at best, we are flawed and weak human beings, and there are no superheroes among us. And if we fall into the trap of living by praise, we will ultimately fall into the snare of dying by criticism.

    Never take those praises too seriously. We know how far short we ultimately fall.

    As for the criticisms that come against us, Charles Spurgeon once said, “Brother, if any man thinks ill of you do not be angry with him; for you are worse than he thinks you to be.”

    3) Take Heed Lest You Fall

    If you think that you stand, take heed lest you fall. These were Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 10:12, and they reinforce the points we have been making.

    Just think of the power. The influence. The prestige.

    Your father was also a governor over this powerful state, making you part of a political dynasty. Your brother is a well-known figure on CNN. The late-night talk show hosts adore you. And you are one of the more desired single men in America.

    Surely you have power over other women, especially those in your employ. Surely you have special liberties to which no one can object. After all, you are privileged.

    Not only so, but … Keep Reading the rest @: Six Biblical Lessons From Andrew Cuomo’s Sudden Fall From Grace

    Dr. Michael Brown’s newest book is: Evangelicals at the Crossroads: Will We Pass the Trump Test

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    Dr. Michael Brown (www.askdrbrown.org) is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program. His latest book is Evangelicals at the Crossroads: Will We Pass the Trump Test? Connect with him on FacebookTwitter or YouTube.

    Dr. Michael Brown

    Dr. Michael Brown(www.askdrbrown.org) is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program. His latest book is Revival Or We Die: A Great Awakening Is Our Only Hope. Connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.

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