TO THE BIBLE: Philippians 4:8-9 NASB
“Finally, brethren, 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, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”
“What are you guys watching here?” Mrs Keaton asked, when she stepped in the living room from work and saw her boys glued to the TV screen.
“It’s a horror flick,” Fred replied, “an interesting new movie that just came out this week.”
“What did I tell you boys about watching stuff like this?” she glared as she snapped up the remote and switched off the TV.
“Mum! It’s really not that bad. It’s PG-13,” Hayden moaned.
“I don’t care if it’s PG-7, you boys shouldn’t be watching this stuff. No more TV for the rest of the day!”
Some people are fascinated with horror flicks with unrestrained displays of violence, gore, and the like. They find such materials intriguing without being aware of the latent dangers of ingesting them. These kinds of films and books are capable of introducing fear into your life if you give them enough attention.
Sometimes, they depict a witch as being a good and helpful personality, which is totally impossible and outrageous. In the Bible, God condemned witchcraft (Exodus 22:18), so no matter how it’s dignified in a book or movie, it’s still condemned. Oftentimes, those who feed on these materials start having recurrent nightmares. The right thing to do is turn away from them, and spend more time in the Word of God. The Lord doesn’t want you fearful, so you’ve got to watch what you watch. Stick with the Word, and use your imagination aright, and as you do, God will give you beautiful and glorious visions that are much better than any fictional story.
Dear Father, just as your Word says, I’ll not set any evil thing before me. Instead, my eyes are open to see the beautiful and wondrous things found in your Word, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
If you’ve got the wrong stuff in your possession, it’s time to get rid of them. Replace them with new messages that talk about the beauties and grace of God’s Son, Jesus Christ.