Yesterday the news broke that our Governor was busted for personal involvement in a prostitution ring. My first thought is “could this be a mistake?” I ponder this because Gov. Spitzer has been involved in prosecuting prostitution in the past as well as other crimes to help clean up New York. This morning I hear on the news that the evidence is growing, not the least of which is a recorded phone conversation requesting the service on multiple occasions.
“To aspire to leadership is an honorable ambition.” I Tim. 3:1 NEB I realize this passage is speaking of spiritual leadership but should there not be honor in pubic service? How are we so deceived that we ignore that the truth will eventually come out? Or to risk ALLfor a few minutes of pleasure that will quickly fade? The truth of the matter is there are snares out there for all us? It usually begins with the little things that pull us down. Skipping on the amount of time alone with the Lord, Not taking enough time to listen which eventually results in justifying our sin, not keeping short accounts with God and others, not repenting and growing callous to sin or refusing accountability. I remember once God speaking clearly to my heart and saying “DuAnne do you hate sin because you have sinned against a Holy God or are you just bummed that you messed up?” I began to pray that I would begin to hate sin the way that God does.
Today I asked the Lord, is there anything in my life, big or small, that could be a snare for Satan to use in bringing me down in a way that would dishonor Jesus Christ?