I will be showing my age by saying that I am of the tv generation where sitcoms and family entertainment such as “The Wonderful World of Disney” and “The Brady Bunch” were the norm. TV was something wholesome and entertaining. Parenting was the way it was intended to be. Respectful, with discipline and boundaries.
However, today I find that all too frequently there is “nothing good to watch on tv” yet we pay enormous amounts of money for cable or satellite tv that has too many channels to watch anyway. We add Netflix and Hulu and so many new things that come about everyday. Yet…we get stagnant with our tv/movie viewing.
It’s no wonder we also become stagnant to the violence and sex that crosses our airways every day in some form or another. We wonder why teenagers are killing for no good reason or predators are molesting more and more children or better yet why marriages are failing and the family unit demolished. Where are the God given values?
ENOUGH ALREADY! I know you have probably heard this a million times in the media or from your own parents but I’m going to just say it…Junk in…Junk out. If you are a moral person you know that after a while of watching slaughter after slaughter or sex scene after sex scene, or even hearing profanity in a string of unnecessary rhetoric that you just feel “gross” inside. Why?
Let me share a Bible verse with you in hopes that the word of God will impress upon your hearts His great plan for you life.
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Philippians 4:8
I am just as guilty as the next guy for watching too much of the wrong things on tv but this verse always comes to mind. Is this show true? Is that scene honoring God? But mostly I think purety comes to mind. Purety is what keeps us grounded and in God’s Holy presence doing what He wants us to do to Glorify Him. Purety comes in all aspects of our lives. Our spirit, our body, our language, our thoughts,and our actions. Be mindful of that today!
My favorite Translation of the Bible!