The Elite Seat
By Doug Bing, Washington Conference president
$500,000 dollars is a lot of money! But that is how much is alleged to have been paid as a bribe to ensure a student’s acceptance into a highly ranked university. The parents of this student allegedly went so far as to have pictures of their daughter taken on a rowing machine so that she could be recruited for the rowing team even though she was not on any such team in high school. Others in the nationwide fraud paid for their children to be recruited as tennis players. This was all to get a coveted seat in the school of their choice. Now the parents are in trouble with the government, people have been fired from their positions and the mastermind of this scheme has already pled guilty to the charges against him.
As I read the news this past week, I was struck by the lengths people will go to acquire things for their children who could not acquire those same things on the merits of their own grades and achievements. The outrage that many felt because of people trying to cheat the system was real.
But, I also thought about the elite seat that God has promised to you and me...
Continue reading to see how Doug connects this news story to the most elite seat God has promised us!