One of the most helpful things I have learned about the Christian life is that all sin begins in our thoughts, which the Bible often calls “the heart.” Jesus said, “That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness. All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man” Mark 7:20-23.
No one commits these outward sins without first having committed them in his mind. If we want to grow in godliness, we must win the battle over sin on the thought level.
More than we stop to realize the entertainment world is working to shape our minds even as we relax in our free time. This is especially true for kids and young adults but certainly none of us are immune to the effects of the daily bombardment of ideas. This Sunday we are going to stop and consider how Gods word is an effective tool to sort through the information thrown at us, and simplify the world of entertainment.