Once again Britain’s Prince Harry has shown his seedier side and lack of moral discretion. Pictures of him in the nude cavorting with a partially naked woman have once again shown him to be in moral bankruptcy. Sorry, I would have expected more from a"prince," or even a mature young man.
Now I understand such behavior is promoted as the norm for young men by the media and Hollywood, the so-called, "playboy mentality," but it is definitely a sad commentary on our times and shows the continued moral decline in society when such behavior is laughed at, shrugged off, or applauded. According to reports he has received, “thousands of twitters from celebrities” congratulating him. No surprise there. The Apostle Paul wrote long ago of sinners who “... not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.” Rom.1:32
Editor-in-Chief, Ingrid Seward, of Majesty, writes; “I think that’s what people love about Harry.” If that’s the case, people need to watch something other than Bachelor Pad and Jersey Shore for role models.
I feel sorry for Harry. Here is a young man at 27 (not a Lad), who has so much by inheritance, who should have the maturity and wisdom to know better and the strength of character to live a more virtuous life, but continues to fail and show himself (excuse the pun) for what he really is. Is it too much to expect a young man and especially a "prince" to be chaste and to behave with discretion, virtue, dignity and honor? There is a verse in Scripture which reads, “To whom much is given, much is required.” That seems especially apropos in this situation.
Regardless of the amoral agenda Hollywood and the Media pushes, there are many parents, (royalty and the British military as well), that find such behavior offensive. Against the stream, their children are raised in a moral environment and exercise a self-control and a maturity one only wishes a "prince" would show. A better example would be the ‘Prince of Egypt’, Joseph of the Bible. Rather than give in to the seductive temptations of Potiphar’s wife, he fled, and kept himself from sin. Eventually, God blessed him by raising him to second in all of Egypt. Asking ourselves, “Which example do I want my children to emulate?” and the answer one gives, will clearly mark which side of the moral divide one stands.
But I also prayed for Harry. I prayed that he might come to see his need for repentance and to live for God rather than self. For we are all sinners, myself included, but God is a forgiving God. Paul writes in his Letter to the Ephesians, Ch.2:1-6 of how God can change things when we turn from sin and to Him.
“It wasn’t long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It’s a wonder God didn’t lose His temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made them alive in Christ.”
After all, some day he may be asked on oath; “Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the laws of God and the true profession of the Gospel?” The sooner, the better.