Each day that we live we will occupy our time doing something. We would be ill advised to spend too much time observing media programming Each day that we live here in the world we are continually exposed to all that goes on in our world, The good, the bad, the disgusting, are shown to us via the electronic media. Nothing happens in our world that we do not know about almost immediately. For some strange reason the electronic media and the printed media present, for the most part, the awful, evil, side of events that occur. Perhaps these media moguls are convinced that sensationalism is the way to build ratings for their shows, apparently, they believe horror, mayhem, sex, and violence sells anything.
As we consider these things let us always be aware of the potential danger that exposure to this type of media exposure may bring us. It is not too great an exaggeration to suggest that whatever we allow ourselves to imbibe within our mind will eventually influence our character.
Read Matthew 15:17-20:
“Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.”
We are all products of whatever we allow to enter our heart (i.e., seat of intellect) through our eyes and through our hearing. Because our character is established by whatever we see and hear, we must be very careful of those things that we hear and see.that is designed for our viewing, it will surely have an effect upon our character eventually. There may be some programs that will not adversely effect our character — we need to find these programs and avoid the bad ones.
Time goes on! That is a fact for all of us to deal with day after day. Dealing with spare time may become a problem for those who have an abundance of it. Remember this: nothing is valuable if it is does not increase our faith in God, Christ, and spiritual things in general;
Ecclesiastes 10:18, “By slothfulness the roof sinketh in; and through idleness of the hands the house leaketh.” (ASV)
1 Timothy 4:13, “Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.”