Sunday evening brought us The Second Presidential Debate. It was a bitter clash between nominees. It’s emphasis primarily revolved around a leaked audio tape from 2005. An audio tape where Trump is heard saying you can do anything to women if you are a star. His light hearted dismissal of it as locker room banter between guys, throwing it back on Hillary saying he’s heard worse from Bill Clinton (who by the way is not running for president), and an apology to anyone it offended has cost him quite a few of his endorsements.
Let’s face it. Men do it. Talk lewdly about women. And he’s probably right about the star thing. But I’m a firm believer that there still are a few gentlemen left in this world that do not do not. Talk lewdly about women. Instead they respect women. And real ladies do not allow such men to do anything to them. They have standards. They demand respect. Social standards may have changed for many, but for me, my standards have not.Nor have the values of many Christians.
Let’s all behave like ladies and gentlemen. With our thoughts and our words. Regardless of who may be looking or listening. That’s integrity. Remember, God is always watching. He has a 365 days a year 24 hours a day tape rolling on each of us. It doesn’t matter what we do or say that gets leaked out to others. What matters most is what God sees in us. He know our hearts.
We all should constantly be on guard against what we say. Our tongues are a fire. Let’s use them to edify others or not speak at all and save the locker room banter for coaches and players in regard to their opposition.
For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. James 3:2-10
Love and laughter,