With so many choices for entertainment available to us, it can be hard to figure out what the best options are. But did you know the Bible provides some guidance on how to make the decision that make Jesus really pleased with us? Our friend Cindy Tutsch from the White Estate has prepared this Bible study guide to help us do the right thing in God's eyes.--Editors
Key guiding principle in selecting entertainment: Let waht we read, watch and listen to always be pure, right, honorable!
Can we say, with David, "I will not watch anything worthless"? (Other translations say "vile, vicked, debasing.")
Isaiah 33: 14-16
Those who live safely through the time of trouble are choosing now not to watch bloodshed or evil. These persons will be guarenteed bread and water when the whole world suffers economic collapse.
God often considers detestable the very things that the world idolizes.
1 John 2:15, 16, 28
lust is the theme of most movies, music videos, and novels. Heaven is built on happiness, not degradation!
Galation 5: 19-25
Replace the old interests and entertainment with something better.
Romans 12: 1, 2
Transform, don't conform!!!
God wants us to dedicate our eyes, as well as our hearts, to Him.
2 Corinthians 3:18
We are changed by what we watch. Hollywood plays with our minds--messes up our values--cahnges our ideas of right and wrong. This happens--even when we deny it!
Bottom line, Jesus wants to be more happy, not less happy! Trust Him with your entertainment choices!