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God’s Spirit can help us enjoy things given for our enjoyment without indulging our flesh in sinful ways

TV and the Bible
God’s Final Word

Scripture Reading: Jude 1:17-24

Key Verses: Jude 1:14-15

Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones to judge everyone, and to convict all the ungodly of all the ungodly acts they have done in the ungodly way, and of all the harsh words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”

Ungodly sinners speak harshly against our Lord God’s Kingdom principles and us who follow Jesus Christ! Yes, we are made fun of in most TV shows and we are criticized continually for our beliefs. If we, as Christ followers, take a stand for anything we believe in – we are accused of being close-minded… and even “hate mongers.” There are bumper stickers now that say “Hate is not a religion” referring to Christians. I understand that some of our fellow believers cross the line and respond or react in a hateful way. But it’s my opinion that is rare in relative terms, when looking at the numbers of followers of Christ.

Our scripture today should serve to help us not to respond hatefully or defensively to these harsh words… there will be thousands upon thousands of holy ones soon coming to convict these harsh speaking and godless people. We can rest assured that God will have the final word in all these attacks against His righteous Kingdom!

As I have said before, TV viewing can be done in a balanced and discerning way. God’s Holy Spirit can help us enjoy things given for our enjoyment in this world without indulging our flesh in sinful ways. We must set our priorities and make sure we’ve taken time to view the Bible and Jesus before we view TV.

Father, I know that you will judge the godless of this world, help me to concentrate on loving them into the kingdom, as many as will be open. In Jesus’ Name, amen.