Proverbs 19:13-16 A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping. House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD. Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger. He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.
Almost every social gathering on TV and in the movies has a waiter walking around delivering drinks to everyone. It appears to be the norm and ok. None of these people on our screens seems to have a problem leaving the party and driving home. Therefore, many of our youth and adults think, “If they can do it, I’m sure I can too.” NOT SO. Alcohol claims more lives in a year than almost any other one substance. Often those who are killed in alcohol related accidents are innocent people who were not even drinking. They were just out in public, and someone whose faculties were impaired for a brief moment by alcohol or drugs or both, took their life. Not meaning to I am sure, but the dead person is dead just the same.
Magazines and other public social media now flaunt all forms of sexuality. On almost every popular TV show produced lately you will find someone who is either portraying a character involved in a homosexual lifestyle or is actually openly gay. The misconception then becomes that these gay lifestyles are not really sinful, and no longer against biblical teachings. This has over time begun to erode the moral fiber and Biblical Christian stand against such a perverse practice. There is an old saying attributed to Adolf Hitler, which seems to ring true. It went something like; If you repeat a lie long enough, often enough, and with a loud enough voice, people will believe it to be true.
The lyrics in much of the rock culture and rap genre are filled with hate. It would send shivers up and down our spine if someone walked up to us on the street and start talking to us about killing someone or slapping a woman around. However, put those words to music, and it becomes today’s greatest hit.
These are a very few of the dangers facing our young people, and adults today. How can we steer clear from these things? There is a clear answer in today’s text. “He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.”
It is so important to be careful with your life. Who is leading you? Hollywood, many TV Programs, and the world are, for the most part, sinful in their design. Greed, advertising dollars, and lust for power drive them. God’s way is the right way, always.
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