Tonight, the Season Premiere of most Fall TV Shows begin. I want to take the time, in this post, to encourage smart choices in what we watch this Fall.
It is imperative that we avoid the seduction and not fall into sin this Fall by what we watch on TV.
We must do everything to avoid the very appearance of sin and evil.
Remember, whatever goes in will eventually come out.
Above all else, we must guard our hearts, so that they stay tender toward the Lord.
Time is very precious, therefore, don’t waste it.
There is nothing wrong with watching TV, but the 5 to 7 hour the average American puts into it, and the wrong kinds of programs, can sap all of one’s energy for spiritual things, dry up one’s spirit, and lead to all kinds of temptations.
Let common sense and the word of God guide us in our choices of what to watch. Also let us be responsible with the time He has given us as well. Here are a few verses from Ephesians 5:1, 3-7 AMP to help us make better choices:
Imitators of God
THEREFORE BE imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father]. And understand that immorality (sexual vice) and all impurity [of lustful, rich, wasteful living] or greediness must not even be named among you, as is fitting and proper among saints (God’s consecrated people).
Filthy Entertainment is no entertainment at all
There be no filthiness (obscenity, indecency) nor foolish and sinful (silly and corrupt) talk, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting or becoming; but instead voice your thankfulness [to God].
Live as Kingdom People
For be sure of this: that no person practicing sexual vice or impurity in thought or in life, or one who is covetous [who has lustful desire for the property of others and is greedy for gain]–for he [in effect] is an idolater–has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Beware of deception
Let no one delude and deceive you with empty excuses and groundless arguments [for these sins], for through these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of rebellion and disobedience. So do not associate or be sharers with them.
God bless us all this Fall with a harvest of righteousness.