Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Psalm 101

1 I will sing of your love and justice; to you, Lord, I will sing praise. 2 I will be careful to lead a blameless life— when will you come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart. 3 I will not look with approval on anything that is vile. I hate what faithless people do; I will have no part in it. 4 The perverse of heart shall be far from me; I will have nothing to do with what is evil. 5 Whoever slanders their neighbor in secret, I will put to silence; whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, I will not tolerate. 6 My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; the one whose walk is blameless will minister to me. 7 No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence. 8 Every morning I will put to silence all the wicked in the land; I will cut off every evildoer from the city of the Lord.

I am convicted by what I watch on TV. What images do I allow to dance before my eyes without a second thought? Casual sex, adultery, murder, lies – the list goes on and on – in ever increasing depravity. It’s sin. It’s watching sin.

David had the right idea in verse 3..,

“I refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar”

Paul says in Eph 5:11…

“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness”

I’m sure viewing these deeds on telly would be included in this verse. How can I casually watch these things when Jesus paid such a high price to save me from them?

Lord Jesus, please forgive me for watching stuff that’s “vile and vulgar”. Please convict me Holy Spirit, moment by moment, and give me the strength to “turn it off”. May I never treat your sacrifice for me on the cross with contempt again.   Amen

Written by Boudy VanNoppen

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  1. David Newton says:

    So true Boudy, If Psalm 101 had been written today commentators would have send it is about TV.
    A few years ago I had a God inspired realisation about TV.
    Simply, TV stunts your growth. That is, TV slows down a persons growth to Christian maturity.
    Thanks Boudy

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