As Benghazi gate continues to unfold, may we never forget how important integrity is to the Lord. The wicked may laugh for a season, but their judgment will always come faster and sooner than they expect, and this scandal is no exception.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.  (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

In the midst of all this, I was reminded of the Clinton-Lewinski scandal, which developed while I was attending the Air Force Academy. Ironically, we had just received a briefing on integrity from a U.S. Senator shortly after the vote was cast. It was a great speech, especially to a group of cadets who submit themselves to the very stringent honor code. However, then Senator Bob Kerry from Nebraska hit a major glitch during the Q&A time.

Many of us were wondering how he voted with regard to Clinton’s impeachment proceedings. After all, Clinton’s perjury was a big deal to us because it was about integrity. If we as lowly cadets were going to be held to a very high standard, then the Commander-In-Chief certainly should be. So how did he vote?

One cadet finally got up and asked the question. An auditorium of about 1500-2000 cadets was virtually silent if memory serves me right. The Senator hemmed and hawed for a moment and then spilled the beans. He voted not to convict Clinton. It was like all the air left a giant hot air balloon.

Whatever he had just so eloquently stated about integrity went right out the door. Afterwards, a slew of fellas pestered him some more about why? Needless to say, I would not have wanted to be him in that very compromising predicament.

So what about Benghazi?

If the higher ups lied to cover for a political agenda (which seems pretty likely), they need to come clean. Deal with the consequences and move on. If they did lie, then more lying will only make it worse, especially in light of eternity. God knows all things, so it is foolish to think one might pull a fast one over on Him. Better to repent and deal with the fallout. Otherwise, a much greater judgment lies ahead on the horizon.

The truth is that we are all liars and are in desperate need of God’s grace. May we never take that for granted, and may we humbly submit to Him as we live out the Christian life.