Tonight's E. talk: I will be discussing what's been going on with the Men of the business world, and those men who think they can get away with sexual harassment in the work place. First of all I was wondering, do you know men in your work place that do this, but haven't been reported yet? Have you ever done this? If so, what prevents you from saying anything? Why do you think women find it so hard to say anything?
I believe that some women feel these men could ruin their careers if they say something. I think they even wonder if what they witnessed was really sexual harassment, and therefore start to second guess themselves. I mean it could be only a slight pinch or pat on the butt. Well for me if some guy did that to my wife, I would be having a word with him, and would probably be doing my best to get him fired (OK, I may hit him in the nose if I'm being honest)!
Jesus warned us, "Nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light (Luke 8:17). He added, "Whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops" (Luke 12:3).
His warning needs continual prayer because we typically think it doesn't apply to us. When we are tempted with private immorality, the tempted wants us to believe that such sin will remain private. That no one will know, or be hurt, as Satan whispers in our ears. However, while we may not be hurting others, we are hurting God. I believe as men we have all struggled at one time or another. We may have whistled, said something flirtatious, or looked at woman and thought to our self it would be nice to be with her. God says this "But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart (Math 5:28). We must admit we are sinners, and have fallen short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
I am praying for each man as we continue to grow in the Lord. I pray that we become stronger in our walk with one another and help hold each other accountable to God's standards, and not our own.
Again, if you have any encouragement, thoughts, or prayers, please let me, or let the group know. Please feel free to expand the email to other believers as each evening will be a different topic.