Thursday – October 21, 2021


"Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them." - Ephesians 5:11

In 1966, Congressional aide James Boyd and secretary Marjorie Carpenter exposed documents from the office of Senator Thomas Dodd (Democrat – Connecticut) that showed Dodd used more than $200,000 in unreported campaign funds for personal expenses.

Between 1961 and 1965, Senator Dodd has seven fundraising events. The funds raised from one of the events had been placed in Thomas Dodd's personal bank account and used to pay his personal expenses. The proceeds of the other gatherings were deposited in a "testimonial for Senator Dodd" account and comingled with campaign contributions. Nearly $95,000 was later transferred from this account to Dodd's personal bank account and used for personal purposes. The remaining money in the testimonial account was used by Dodd for both personal and political expenses. The U.S. Senate’s

bipartisan Select Committee on Standards and Conduct found Dodd guilty of corruption and he was censured by the Senate. Dodd lost his seat in the next election.

We must expose sin any time we discover it. Today in prayer, ask Jesus to show you where sin may be in your own life, confess it and turn away from it, and have the courage to walk in the light of our Savior.

"Sin is not a monster to be mused on, but rather an impotence to be got rid of." - Martin Luther

God's Word: "The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light." - Romans 13:12