Considering the usual content of this blog I hesitate to write this post, but I will. I have a houseful of baby girls and I want to be able to clarify something with them one of these days and this thing that I’m writing about might help.
It appears that many are surprised that the Great State of Nevada and her peers and a good many of the residents therein are surprised about something. The state that has done more than any other to contribute to the moral decay of this nation—I mean other than California—the state that has helped more than any other to bring the idea of marriage down to that of a one night stand with legal rights, Nevada, is shocked that one of her own daughters has done something naughty. Miss Nevada, Katie Rees has had pictures posted on the Internet. Naughty ones.
Excuse me a moment. The Hypocrisy detector is about to explode. Nude and nearly nude women parade around two of the largest towns in the state for entertainment. Prostitution is legal in Nevada—in certain counties sure but legal all the same. It’s well ingrained in the culture of the state. And here and there and all over the net today we see righteous indignation concerning the exposed flesh of their idealized representative.
Here’s the part that gets me, they seem to be more upset that she got caught than anything else.
Don’t look too far into this but there are a few things we can take away from this and other incidents that not only remind us that this is a fallen world in which we live but just what type of bondage from which we have been delivered. 23“…you have sinned against the LORD, and be sure your sin will find you out.” Numbers 32:23 (NASB) The context of this passage isn’t talking about prostitution but it is talking about disobeying the Lord. It’s talking about sin. Your sin will find you out. Sooner or later we will reap what we sow—good, bad or ugly. The lost are in bondage to their sin. They can’t NOT do the things that displease God. Also remember we who are Christians do not have to do things like this. By our death, burial and Resurrection in Christ we have been set free (Romans 6) so when we sin we do so because we want to do it. We sin because we like it, not because we are in bondage to it—whatever IT is for us.
Repent! Brothers and Sisters, the kingdom of heaven is at hand! Stop sinning!
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NASB)