Scripture in the Morning #193
All right folks, how about a harsh wake up call for today. Not likely fun, but perhaps a blessing to hear anyway…
“Lets talk about our television. You watch things. And you expect God to move? You love their off-color jokes, their humor. You find yourself laughing at wickedness. And then you want God to work in your family and in your life. You come to church and after church you go home and sit in front of a TV and watch all that filth. And you’re not even sensitive to the sin of it. And you expect revival.” Paul Washer
Like I said. Harsh.
His point is that we sometimes (often?) give ourselves exposure – by choice – to moral pollution on TV, the internet, the things we read, the things we listen to – and, in so doing, fight against Spiritual growth in our and our families lives.
Matt 6:22 The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, 23 but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness.
Phil 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
If we think that the things we choose to read, to listen to or watch has little bearing on our Christian walk – and the degree to which we can be a vessel of blessing to our loved ones – then we are fooling ourselves.
May the Lord give us all discernment. May the Lord move us to love dwelling upon the pure and may He give us a disdain for moral pollution.