GOD IS ANGRY
“Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.”
Psalm 99:8 (King James Version)
Sometimes we blame the friends of our teenagers when the teenagers do drugs and get involved in crime. In many cases, this is true. However, the real enemy of our children is the television set. Yet, we allow our teenagers to watch this junk and what is worse; sometimes we watch the movies with them.
There are very few movies on television that make us think of Jesus and bring honor to Him. Most of the movies have sex, cursing and violence in them. God is angry because we have allowed the television set to become like a god to us. In some homes, the television is turned on as soon as they wake up.
There are some people who spend more time watching television than they do reading their Bible. This not only makes God angry, it also hurts Him and breaks His heart. What a sad commentary it is on those of us who claim to be Christians that we watch television more than we read our Bible.
Like an ostrich, parents sometimes bury their head in the sand so they can’t see what is happening to their children. One of the definitions in Webster’s Dictionary for ostrich is “one who attempts to avoid danger or difficulty by refusing to face it”. We must face the reality that our teenagers need help.
Heavenly Father, please forgive us for allowing our children to watch movies that hurt You. Help us as parents to set a good example for our children. May we protect our children and love them unconditionally just as You protect us and love us. Amen.
December 31, 2011