Today’s MeToo movement feels bigger than just a movement; it’s like an explosion. Women, inspired with hope and increasingly courageous are finally coming out to report their experience of abuse. It’s a time and place in society where a firestorm of justice is being unleashed. This moral and ethical change is very much needed in Hollywood, in politics, at work, and the sports world.
CEOs, sports coaches, Hollywood stars, and politicians left and right are being accused of sexual impropriety, and are falling. We saw this in the church, now it’s happening in the secular world. I live in Canada and the same thing is going on here. It has the potential to effect change around the world. For too long, sexual assault around the world have gone unspoken. This has been happening so fast that many of us haven’t had a chance to stop and reflect why. There is a reason. Peter wrote about a similar evil in his days (2 Peter 2:13-14, Holy Bible).
Just as we can only tolerate dirt up to a certain point before a good bathing is desperately needed, today, we also need genuine repentance, a baptism or washing; now is a time of cleansing. Society is in a moral-ethcial cleansing mode where we must come clean. After generations of Hollywood’s filth and grime, and the dark world of sexual scandals in the workplace, God’s word still says that this is wrong and has to stop. This is still sound advice for us to take today.
The Apostle Peter said in 1 Peter 2:11-12,
“Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.”
By living ethically and morally, we can all avoid a lot of heartache and turmoil in our lives. Men, let’s just live right today so we can enjoy tomorrow with less regret. As Peter alluded to that not only is God glorified but others in this world will notice and we will all be blessed by living in a better world.