Michael Cohen was sentenced to 3 years in prison this week after multiple counts of criminal activity.
Some of the counts against him were due to tax evasion, but what threw him into the public spotlight was the fact that he had lied to Congress about covering up illegal payments made to cover up Donald Trump’s affairs.
Cohen said, “Blind loyalty to [Trump] led me to choose a path of darkness over light.”
Cohen apologized to his wife, his two children, his parents and to the people of the United States. He then thanked Judge William Pauley for all the time he has invested in the trial.
Despite Cohen’s gratitude and apologies, the judge sentenced Cohen to 3 years in prison, saying that Cohen “appears to have lost his moral compass” and that he “should have known better.”
While Cohen has been in the headlines for months, he is not the only one who lost his moral compass.
Each time any of us chooses darkness over light, we also lose our moral compass.
I’m sure Cohen would be the first to offer us the advice: The darkness, no matter how luring or tempting it may seem, is simply not worth it.
Sin will take you further than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you more than you want to pay.
The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. – John 1:5
Light wins every time. Light exposes darkness every time. Light is worth pursuing every time.
God’s way may not always seem the most logical choice, but we must trust that God’s ways are simply better.
We can learn the hard way, and we can trust God’s way.
Next time you are tempted to choose darkness over light, remember that what is done in the dark will eventually be brought into the
Have no fellowship with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. – Ephesians 5:11