Friday, May 4, 2012

Dwell on the Evil

I've spent much of my time in the past muddling through the internet reading articles about the evils of this world. It's as if news today thrives on the odd and the evil. Yes, there is the occasional story of something good in the world, but it's typically filled with the trolls of the internet going at it in the comments below.

Philippians 4:8 says "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." 

At one time, I did enjoy reading the news articles that tended to be very exploiting. But over time I've grown to see the emptiness. I much more enjoy talking to a child about how his day went. Listening to the story of how the cat did some hilarious thing. How someone closed a big contract. So much of life is already tough. The long hours working, the constant problems with our cars, relationship difficulties, angry people at Walmart, and many others. Instead of wasting much of our day on these other evils, let's spend more of our day looking at the beauty of God and His work in our lives and our friends' lives. Sin is not beautiful, it's something we have to deal with in our daily lives, not something we sit around admiring on our computer screens. >_<


Veronica said...

Yeah, as an extemper, I see that too. It's so annoying; Casey Anthony, Trayvon Martin, serial killers, rapists, that's the stuff that hits the headlines. People on the whole would simply rather be shocked and disgusted than actually understand an issue or even, it seems, listen to the positive side of the news.