Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Things Done In Secret

But fornication and all uncleanness or coveteousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints.  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.  For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.  Ephesians 5:3,11,12

The Doctors television show was discussing single motherhood and teenage sex the other day so I thought I would watch it to see what they had to say.  The discussion on single motherhood was interesting.  The single mothers refused to admit that children are better off being raised with a father and a mother.  It is the ideal for them.  We don't live in an ideal world, but I was surprised that they didn't think children needed a father...

Anyways, after that, they started talking about the pressure that teenagers have to have sex.  Then they were asked the most unusual places they had sex...The discussion deteriorated quickly and I recalled this verse so I turned it off.  I don't want to know what they were doing in secret.  I don't need to know.  The Bible tells me it is a shame to even speak of those things.

There are so many shows on television today that have people telling of shameful things they do in secret or even showing their shameful actions.  We are commanded to not have anything to do with this.  We are told to dwell on the lovely, the pure, the good, and the holy.

This is why it is so important to let the Word of God dwell in you richly.  His ways are so good.  They are so right.  They bring peace and joy into your life and keep the ugliness out.  Hebrews 2:1 tells us we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

Take heed to what you listen to, talk about, and look at...We don't want to slip!