God sees all things, whether or not we think that anyone knows what we’re doing. I was reminded of this in a message I heard this past Wednesday regarding do we fear the Lord like we should. This week’s cheerleading scandal makes my point.
These two women decided that they were going to try to do something private in the restroom of a bar. Unfortunately for them, it didn’t stay private. Bar patrons wanted to get into the restroom, and soon the police were informed. There was serious repercussions to to their actions. The funny thing is, it wasn’t enough to just say who they were, one of them lied about their identity.
Now, they’re both kicked off the squad and have charges against them.This is not the full extent of the punishment they are receiving. Regardless how the charges pan out, they’re story is everywhere. One radio personality said: “Alcohol, sex and cheerleaders are apparently the ingredients for a hot story, because I am getting flooded with calls.” Because of the way our society looks at sexual sin, this story is everywhere– even the Drudge Report linked to it. They’re names, pictures, mug shots are everywhere. If this doesn’t embarrass at least them, imagine what it must be doing to any family they have!
Still, compare this to the humiliation we will feel standing before our Creator, the One who sent His only Son to die for us, and have us explain why we thought that those things done “in secret” were ok– this should give us reason for pause and the desire to do what is right all the time.