Saturday, March 15, 2008

Weighing in on the Eliot Spitzer sex scandal

I am from upstate (capital region) NY so this Eliot Spitzer sex scandal hits close to home. News crews from across the US have been camped out in Albany since this scandal first surfaced. I am disgusted as a citizen of NY but not surprised. The devil has been playing this game for a very long time. No wonder prostitution (harlotry) is the world’s oldest trade. As long as there have been men to bring down the devil has been out there with the most effective tool to lure men. As the old saying goes, “The bigger they are the harder they fall.”

I feel great pity for Mrs. Spitzer and their three daughters who have to go through all of this with him. They are the unfortunate victims in this scandal. Eliot made his choices, as did the young lady whom he patronized. The two of them will probably make out like bandits in this scandal. A few years from now, as the media attention dies down, the ex-governor will probably get a big$$$ book deal out of this scandal.The young prostitute at the center of attention is also a recording artist who’s song has been getting a lot of play on radio stations since this scandal broke.

This is a story with Biblical parrallels. The Psalmist asked,”Why does it seem like the wicked prosper without much pain and loss?” (my paraphrase). Whatever gain they experience in this life will not follow them beyond the grave, neither will their wealth and prosperity save them. So, Eliot Spitzer and the young lady he patronized, no matter how much they may prosper out of all of this sex scandal, will not be able to buy their way into eternity. And they too, like every knee, will bow at the name of Jesus and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God in heaven.

“Why do the wicked prosper,
growing old and powerful? (Job 21:7)

Be still in the presence of the Lord,
and wait patiently for him to act.
Don’t worry about evil people who prosper
or fret about their wicked schemes. (Psalm 37:7)

18 Surely You set them in slippery places;
You cast them down to destruction.
19 Oh, how they are brought to desolation, as in a moment!
They are utterly consumed with terrors. (Psalm 73:18-19)