Good Morning September 25

We only have a couple of TV dreams we like to watch regularly, but we also get to see the commercials for everything else that is on. I am always struck by the personal characteristics the actors portray. They are following written scripts, but presumably are giving the writers impression of much of what goes on in life. Even aside from sex and violence there is so much anger, resentment, greed, selfishness, and cutthroat competition. Other characters are made to look foolish or incompetent. I quite understand that a program based upon the Fruit of the Holy Spirit – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, meekness, faithfulness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23) – would not sell many bottles of shampoo. Yet, it is these values we are called to. We cannot use our young children’s argument that “everyone else is doing it.” TV’s portrayal of the world simply points out the truth of all Scripture. Because of the work of God within us we are to be different from the world. We are not better than anyone else, but we do live by a higher standard. That standard is to bring glory to our Lord and draw others to Him.

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