Last year my wife and I were offered a one month free trial from Netflix, we decided to try it out and months later we found ourselves watching too much television. We canceled our account and for months now have happily been back to having two T.V. channels on an antenna. Recently I received an email from Netflix titled "Come home to Netflix".
That email got me thinking, what has the American home become today? At many houses "Family time" has become a time to sit around the 50+ inch T.V. and watch Biblically and Morally questionable (and more often than not) absolutely sinful T.V. programs. Shows that promote Homosexuality, Rebellion, Free Love, Drug abuse, Disobedience to parents, and more. Shows that promote hatred of Gods law and His people.
As of this T.V. season it has been reported that full frontal nudity on prime time television rose over one thousand percent. On cartoon network now there are cartoon characters dropping F-Bombs after 9 P.M.
Yet the T.V. remains the most gathered around item in the house.
Gods word in the households of many "Christian" families has become a last resort, if my ten favorite shows are not on, and my T.V. is broken, my videogames don't work, my computer is fried, and there is no other reading material in the house, then Gods word is picked up and read as if it were a fairy tale. I believe it is high time that God fearing Christians stop gathering around the T.V. and start gathering around Gods word. Instead of rushing home to catch the game or your favorite show, rush home to spend quality time with your family around Gods word. One Television provider now boasts that you can record hundreds of hours of your favorite shows, yet the "Christian" doesn't spend more than ten minutes a day reading one chapter of the bible, or sixty seconds a day in prayer.
God said in second Peter 3:10-12
Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
Lets stop "Coming home to Netflix" and start coming home to God word.