TV and the Bible
Scripture Reading: Philippians 2:5-11
Key Verse: Ephesians 6:10
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Since we don’t have any Bible verses that will speak directly to TV viewing, we must trust “general principles” taught in God’s Word. This week I will do my best to present these Biblical principles that we can easily apply to all forms of entertainment.
The first thing that I must assume as I write this devotional is that you – the reader – want to increase your strength and knowledge in your journey with God. The obvious question that would result from that assumption is: How do we become strong in the Lord? Today’s scripture explains the possibilities and the process. After we discuss these factors, I must leave you with the task of evaluating your own personal habits of TV viewing. At the end of the day, are you strong in the Lord or strong in TV viewing? Which of those two “activities” get more energy from you? If we skip our devotional time with God, but not our favorite show, an honest person can give an accurate evaluation of where our strength is!
I personally do not believe it is wrong to watch TV. As a Christ follower, I bring to it two very important concepts: Priority and Discretion. To be strong in the Lord, Bible reading, prayer and worship must take priority over TV viewing. To be strong in the Lord, I must use discretion on what I choose to view. Ephesians 6:10-17 clearly describes the armor that God will give us so we can stand against the devil’s schemes. Read it slowly and put on each part of that armor. We can all be strong in the Lord!
Father, I feel weak at times, but I know that you have promised all the strength I need for my daily battles. So, I walk by faith in you today! In Jesus’ Name, amen.