The Costs Of Watching TV
The costs of watching TV are usually far greater than any benefits you might get from it.
Luke 14:27: And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. 28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
What does it cost you to watch TV? It would be wise to count that cost. It is a loss of time, it is usually time that can be better spent. It is usually time not spent praying or studying the Bible. It is usually time not spent serving the Lord. It is usually a time when no one is loving you and you are loving no one. It will usually give you misinformation. It is usually time not spent thinking about God. It usually takes our minds off Him. It can be time spent having pleasure in the sins of others.
Romans 1:28: And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
TV will usually lead us into temptation. It will usually put wicked things before our eyes.
Psalms 101:3: I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
TV will often deceive and corrupt us.
1 Corinthians 15:33: Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
When you watch TV are you doing it for yourself or for someone else? When you watch TV are you doing it for the Lord? What do you accomplish while you are watching TV? How much exercise do you get when you watch TV? Most of it is anti-God and anti-Bible. I have come to love the peace and quiet of not watching it. Try it. You might like it.
Psalms 46:10: Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
Psalms 34:8: O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
When we watch TV we are usually tasting something other than the Lord. I thank Him that He is taking away my appetite for it and replacing it with many other things.
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