Let my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is right Psalm 17:2).
I am truly grieve as I observe the recent sexual harassment claims. Famous actors. A powerful comedian. A judge running for U.S. Senate. A studio head. A couple of high-profile publishing types. The top editor of a radio network. An Illinois legislator. There is no doubt sexual harassment has been going on for years.
According to the EEOC, harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Both victim and the harasser can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be the same sex.
After reading several articles on Christian news media the most recent allegation of a professing Christian politician running for U.S. Senator concerned me the most because of the comments . I was saddened because as believers we should be compassionate instead of quick to judge.
For many years women have been abused and exploited at the hands of wicked people. With so many women coming forward about abuse that took place numerous years ago has created quite a stir.
Even in my own life I have had things to happen to me many years ago that I’ve never shared with anyone. People are quick to judge and say all sort of ungodly things about why now? Different women have different reasons. They may have felt ashamed about what happened, even partly responsible. Maybe they feared retaliation or didn’t know who to turn to. Maybe they failed to come forward for fear of man, of what others will think, or fear of being judged. If you’ve never walked in their shoes, you cannot know the pain they’ve felt over the years.
God is Your Vindicator
To vindicate means clear (someone) of blame or suspicion or show or prove to be right, reasonable, or justified. I can’t say whether all of these women are truthful or not. What I do know is that God is a righteous and just God. He has compassion for all people.
Psalm 35:24 says, “Vindicate me in your righteousness, LORD my God; do not let them gloat over me.” We are not to gloat or judge another’s misfortune with smugness or malignant pleasure. He sees what is right.
Psalm 17:2 says, “Let my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is right.”
It’s easy to judge why, but difficult to show compassion for all parties involved. As God’s chosen ones, holy and dearly loved, we are commanded to “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32)”.to have compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience” (Colossians 3:12).”
Take the beam out of your own eye before you judge someone else’s why (Matthew 7:5). This is the will of God Saints!
Dr. Francine Green