Thursday, March 18, 2010

you have one precious life.


is TV too much a part of it?

I was reading "pierced by the word" today and was once again, convicted! here are a couple paragraphs:

"If all other variables are equal, your capacity to know God deeply will probably diminish in direct proportion to how much television you watch. There are several reasons for this. One is that television reflects American culture at its most trivial. A steady diet of triviality shrinks the soul. You get used to it. It starts to seem normal. Silly becomes funny. Funny becomes pleasing. Pleasing becomes soul-satisfaction. And in the end the soul that is made for God has shrunk to fit snugly around triteness.

Do you ever ask, "what could I accomplish that is truly worthwhile if I did not watch TV?" You see, it isn't just what TV does to us with its rivers of emptiness; it is also what TV keeps us from doing. Why not try something? Make a list of what you might accomplish if you took the time you spend watching TV and devoted it to something else."


John Piper gives examples of ways to spend our time. What things would be on YOUR list? (Memorizing scripture is the number one for me. I'm on it!!)

And by the way...if you don't have this little devotional book, get it! Read it! What a blessing it is every time!


5 comments:

  1. Does J.P. mention computer time:-)

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  2. Not in that book, BUT it applies no doubt! He recently posted about computer/twitter/Facebook etc. I need to find that article...

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  3. http://www.desiringgod.org/ResourceLibrary/AskPastorJohn/ByTopic/25/4442_Who_is_in_charge_of_your_JohnPiper_twitter_account/


    This isn't what I was looking for but it is a good thought too!!

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  4. He posted something like this on Facebook. I think it applies to many things, not just TV. Have you ever noticed how people that don't watch TV announce it like a badge of righteousness? I read that recently and thought it was an interesting observation.

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  5. Nancy, I knowwwwww! that is so true

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