These television shows now a days can really get you HOOKED. Some of the story lines on these shows are written so beautifully they leave the viewer wanting more and more and more. And it certainly doesn’t help having streaming services like Hulu and Netflix where you can watch hours and hours and season after season of your favorite shows. One minute it’s morning and you plan to watch an episode or two and next thing you know you’ve watched 2 seasons and the whole day is gone. Guilty-as-charged. But o’ do we need to be mindful of what we allow ourselves to “meditate” on. The Bible warns us of this in Peter.
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8
We can’t be so ignorant to think the enemy won’t use television to seep ungodly values in our hearts. (Matthew 15:18) Some episodes of shows I have to completely shut-off, and others I’ve decided I can no longer watch altogether. It’s not always the easiest choice to make either, especially when it’s a show I REALLY like. But at the end of the day I aim to please God, not my flesh. If garbage goes in, garbage will come out. So I have to be mindful of what I allow my eyes to see and my ears to hear. If my desire is to be effectively used by God that’s pretty much impossible if all I’m filling the tank up with is stuff contrary to His Word.
So loved ones let’s be mindful of what we watch, listen to, and even read. If it doesn’t line up with the Word we need to find something that does.