Friday, April 17, 2015

Be Careful Little Eyes What You See!

Are you careful with what you see? Do you carefully avoid immoral and ungodly movies and television shows? "Many mothers who have never worked outside the home do very little in the home to strengthen their families: gossiping, watching ungodly and immoral soap operas and a host of other things can be as destructive as a working mother" {John MacArthur}

God commands that we dwell on whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise {Philippians 4:8} and He doesn't command this to us to keep us from having fun. He commands this for our good.

When you fill your mind with ungodly and immoral images, they give Satan a foothold in your life. It begins a slippery slope down into more and more sin. "Oh, that won't happen to me," you may think but the God who made you knows other wise and commands that you deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age {Titus 2:12}.

None of God's commands are intended to harm us but to protect us just as what you teach your children is intended to protect them and not harm them. God love us MORE than you love your children. He created us and knows what is best.

Casting Crowns has a song called Fade Away. I encourage you to listen to it. Here are some of the lyrics ~ 

Be careful little eyes what you see
It's the second glance that ties your hands as darkness pulls the strings
Be careful little feet where you go
For it's the little feet behind you that are sure to follow

It's a slow fade when you give yourself away
It's a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
It's a slow fade, it's a slow fade

We MUST not be like frogs in the pot that slowly get cooked to death because they don't know the fire is under them causing the water to come to a boil. We don't want to be that lukewarm church that God will spit out of His mouth. We must hate what is evil and cling to what is good. Teach your children to love purity and holiness. Teach them to love God's good ways and walk on His narrow path to life. Satan's broad path leads to destruction but God's path leads to eternal life.