The Book of Daniel (13) tells the story of a young, well-educated and beautiful Woman, SUSANNA from Babylon. Since her husband was very rich, many men visited him at his house. Two Elders were appointed judges and were required to visit Jo’ Akim, the husband regularly. As it was custom for Susanna, she went to walk to the garden and the elders noticed her. Not only did they agree that her beauty was unique, but also, they started to desire her to the point where they planned to ” seduce ” her.
On one particularly hot day, Susanna, unaware of these men plan, decided to take a bath in the garden. She ordered her maids to bring her oil and ointments. The elders who were patiently waiting for her to be alone, ran to her and said:
” Look, the garden doors are shut, no one sees us, and we are in love with you. So give your consent, and lie with us. If you refuse, we will testify against you that a young man was with you, and this was why you sent your maids away. ” – Daniel 13: 20 – 21.
Susanna refuse to lay with the elders, and in turn they accused her of ADULTERY. Eventually, Susanna is rescued by Daniel during her trial. Have Daniel not arrived on time, she would have been executed.
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Joshua 1: 8 ” Be sure that the book of the law is always read in your worship. Study it day and night, and make sure that you obey everything written in it. “
Today’s story is a perfect demonstration of sexual harassment. Curious how things haven’t changed that much, right with all the ” Breaking news ” around this fragmented world from leadership across all sections of influence.