Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Guarding Our Hearts

This week's scandal is New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's involvement in hiring a prostitute. After spending so many years fighting corruption and prostitution as attorney general, he fell into the same trap as those he had so aggressively prosecuted. After a career with a spotless record and doing so much good he has now been forced to resign. How did it come to this?

He didn't heed the words of Proverbs 22:5 "thorns and snares are in the way of the crooked; whoever guards his soul will keep far from them." In a job that comes in constant contact with prostitution and the criminal world he should have been even more on his guard. Satan is good at throwing temptation and trials in our paths.
Now, Mr. Spitzer must rightly face the consequences of his actions, both criminal and personal.

While I do believe he must be made to face the same legal punishments as those he prosected, I am very upset that some seem to want to have him drawn and quartered. Actress Julianne Moore has come out with obscene language condemning him. I have never heard her come out against the industry that employs her. The entertainment industry that loves to tear the very morals and fabric of decency to shreds. Also Ms. Moore has appeared in many R-rated movies, so rated for strong sexual content, nudity, language and violence. In "The End of the Affair" she plays an adultress. She is twice divorced with her first child being born out of wedlock (out-of-wedlock birth being the focus of another movie character she played).

We should all be guarding our own hearts and minds, it is now time for the legal system to deal with Mr. Spitzer and let his family deal with the emotional havoc his actions have caused. We should use his example to spur us to realize that "but for the grace of God" we could be in his situation.

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