March 11, 2017
Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Genesis 6:5
In the days of Noah, people’s imaginations were filled to the brim with lurid thoughts and vile fantasies. This led to a sensualized culture that descended to such depths of depravity that God washed it all away in a global flood.
The human heart hasn’t changed since the times of Noah, but our technology has advanced. Now we can transfer our foulest fantasies to a billion screens, accessible with a touch of a finger.
Every day, new television programs, movies, and videos seek the shock value of breaking new taboos and showing more graphic sex, torture, or violence than the human mind can absorb.
Recommended Reading: Psalm 119:33-37
Yes, there’s still wholesome programming available, but it’s harder to find now. The danger of running into the wrong stuff is frighteningly easy, especially for homes with small children.
To avoid this trap, we should carefully choose our entertainment selections. The Bible says, “Get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you” (James 1:21, NIV).
The choices we make, including how we are entertained, must be submitted to His (Jesus) lordship.