More on “Television”

In my pre­vi­ous post, all the vers­es quot­ed came from the New King James Ver­sion; I think I for­got to men­tion that.

Also, I began with the Bible vers­es very inten­tion­al­ly. I want­ed it to be abun­dant­ly clear that the stan­dard of holi­ness advo­cat­ed in my entry did not orig­i­nate in my heart or in my mind. God is holy, and He calls us to be like Him. He cer­tain­ly does­n’t expect us to do that on our own, which is why we are able to be trans­formed by the dai­ly renew­al of our mind via the word of God, the Bible.

Let the vers­es I list­ed sink into your mind. John 3:16 is easy. Gen­e­sis 1:1 is easy. Even the Ten Com­mand­ments are easy. But when God speaks to us from the pages of the Bible and beck­ons us to set no wicked thing before our eyes, to not will­ing­ly behold evil, to be holy as He is holy… Those things are hard, and the devices of Hol­ly­wood have made obey­ing these com­mands more dif­fi­cult than ever.

Med­i­tate on the vers­es. Be trans­formed as they renew your mind. Make a covenant with your eyes. Do these things, and you will look at tele­vi­sion dif­fer­ent­ly. It is a great inven­tion, but it is used for evil and sel­dom­ly for good. I am cer­tain­ly not say­ing to trash your tele­vi­sion, but you are encour­aged and admon­ished to eval­u­ate what you are set­ting before your eyes when you turn it on.

Would God–who is too holy to look upon wickedness–enjoy what you are enjoy­ing? I’d say “What would Jesus watch?” but “WWJW” isn’t catchy, and I doubt He would waste time watch­ing much of any­thing. Redeem the time, and work till He comes.

1 thought on “More on “Television””

  1. Shawn McGrath

    I tru­ly enjoyed these posts, par­tic­u­lar­ly since they are based with scrip­tur­al ref­er­ence instead of an opin­ion. I bare­ly watch any tele­vi­sion and admit­ted­ly it is dif­fi­cult since the inter­est­ing shows gen­er­al­ly come with some form of vio­lence or sex­u­al con­tent, even dramas.

    I do try to keep my tele­vi­sion watch­ing to a min­i­mum even though I like watch­ing the news, we tend to see more of the shame­ful­ness of the world on such “infor­ma­tive broad­cast­ing” than on some fic­tion­al shows.

    Any­ways, thanks for the post, it put things into perspective.

    Lord Bless
    Shawn McGrath

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