The Ear and Eye Gate
Today, we’re seeing the escalation of video game violence, coupled with a monthly escalation of real-life violence all over the world. It brings to mind Scripture verses like Matthew 24:12, which mentions that “..because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.” It makes you wonder, are the “games” reflecting the culture, or is it more the other way around?! Better still, aren’t they both “feeding” into one another? So what, you might say? What can anyone who hates this escalating stream of violence in our world do about it? We can determine to change our own focus, by discouraging the young people (and older ones, too) in our lives from indiscriminately embracing “entertainment” that glorifies gratuitous violence! We can do our small part by decidedly changing our own viewing and purchasing preferences in favor of movies or television programs that are more REDEMPTIVE in their content. It is NOT too late to do some “disinfecting” of our ear and eye gates, saints!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, if we as Your Kingdom people, desire to be faithful to You in this life, remind us of the sensibility and notable witness of not embracing every medium that our culture promotes under the guise of “entertainment.” Remind of the need to choose that which is best. In Jesus’ name, amen!
By Sis Denise Diggs
The capitalisation of and the liberty to indulge in these vices ( video games, gambling, alcohol, pornography and the like) is what the enemy loves to distract us from doing God’s good pleasure. Thanks for the reminder to be sober and discerning.
...theres a Father up above, looking down in tender love... o' be careful precious feet where you go!