Jesus wants us to do things His way, including what we choose to watch and listen to from the media! And yes, even when we’re on Facebook or Twitter! Would He watch what we watch or listen to what we listen to? And would He be posting the things that we post – all those surveys, those videos of puppies, and other things, some of which we have NO business posting in the FIRST PLACE??
To answer that, we turn to Philippians 4:8 in the Bible, which says:
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.“
And if you look at the above verse, NOT just think on those things which are good and positive. But to live those things out! In other words, don’t just look at the above verse and say “oh, it’s a lovely verse” – LIVE IT OUT! If we are watching or hearing or posting things online that we know are offensive to our Lord, let us be bold enough to go to Him in repentance! And not just repent, but to ask Him to renew our minds with His Word! Romans 12:2 says:
be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind”…..
How can we be renewing our minds except only by God’s Word? God will help us if we ask Him to do so! Problem is – too many times (I know this is so in my own case), we Christians want to be just like the world – doing and living the way they do.
But God did NOT call us to that, saints – He called us to holiness, He called us to be separate from the world! And if we are doing and living the way they do, how can we be witnesses of the Savior? Think about it….