~ Proverbs 5:20 ~
For why should you, my son,
be enraptured by an immoral woman,
And be embraced in the arms of a seductress?
im·mo·ral·i·ty [im-uh-ral-i-tee, im-aw-]
noun, plural im·mo·ral·i·ties.
1.immoral quality, character, or conduct; wickedness; evilness.
3.an immoral act.
Turn on the television any time of day, no matter whether it's children's viewing hour or not, and sooner or later sexual "immorality" will be advertised for one thing or another.
In this age, beauty is power. Sex is power. The more sexually attractive a person is the greater their fame will be. They sell their products with sex, and we buy into it because our desires have been tickled by that. We want to be beautiful. We want to be sexy. We women want power over men; we want them to bow to our sexual charms - even though they're not bowing to our sexual charms. They're bowing to their sexual urges and using us to satisfy their desires. We've been tricked into selling ourselves, and more often than not we do it for free. And it's become such a big part of our culture now that we no longer see what it's doing to our kids.
Beauty sells. Sex sells. And we're offering such things to children at a younger age at least every decade, it seems. We're being numbed to what we're doing to our kids. And part of me reckons many of our teens are rebelling as they are because no one is protecting them as something deep inside them tells them they should.
Whatever it takes to sell a product - be it a food item, clothing, toys, music, movies, or whatever, the need to find a bigger market keeps calling, and so why not go for the kids, too, huh? Companies get richer while we get used...while our kids get used to make them money.
When did we start selling out on our kids? And why? When did we stop protecting their innocence? We traded in their innocence and purity for what...? trends...? to keep up with the neighbours...? to live through them...? to make them look good so we can, too...? Doesn't that mean we're selling out on our kids, or selling our kids to whoever sets eyes on them, just so we can take pride in their 'beauty'?
Please don't mishear me. I'm not having a go at anyone. I'm not pointing any fingers. God knows I'm a sinner. He knows I've sold out in many ways over the years. If it wasn't for His mercy and grace I wouldn't be here now - for my own strength and character would've left me fallen by the roadside years ago, using sex as power. And I know it's not my job or place to condemn - not in any way, but to love. But I'm seriously worried about the children... :(
My son Matt (in pictures) was in a school play several months ago, written by his drama teacher, I believe, about rescuing sex slaves. It was gut-wrenching to learn of how many women and girls (the youngest being 2 or 3 yrs of age) are kidnapped and forced into sex slavery -females from every country...even yours.
( Learn more: The A21 Campaign)
Hey, I'm not saying lock the kids away, or cover them from neck to toe, or for them not to dress well. But someone has to look out for them, ay. We won't allow them to vote or drink until they're 'this old', yet...the 'sex industry' is right there in front of us every day - on billboards, in shop windows, on tv, and so on - and we just step over it while the children play with it.
Personally, I'd love to see every company that uses sex - especially aimed at children, or in children's viewing hours - sued for every cent they own, and that money used to rescue, protect, and counsel the children that need it.
When will we protect the children from immorality - be it in the church or out of it? Before or after they've been abused? Before or after they're gone? Before or after they grow up and find themselves looking back at their childhood through a heart of grief and/or deep conviction...?