I don’t watch tv much. For one thing, I don’t think it’s good to sit around watching tv all the time, and for another, I don’t like the stuff that’s on tv. One show in particular, Family Guy, is a good example of some of the stuff shown on tv. I, personally, do not like Family Guy AT ALL, and I don’t understand how so many Christians can watch it and laugh at it. Yes, some parts of it are funny…but I think overall the crude, vulgar stuff outweighs the good. It’s not good to be filling your mind with those kinds of jokes. “Finally, brothers, 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.” (Philippians 4:8)
In my devotions this morning, I read Ephesians 5:3-4, which remind me of many of the shows on tv. These verses say, “But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.”
I would like to close with a quote from my Daily Bread devotional:
“So what do we laugh at? What kinds of stories do we tell each other? Would Jesus laugh with us? I believe He would–if it were wholesome humor.” ~Dennis De Haan
Our Daily Bread. (2005). Wholesome humor. United States of America: Radio Bible Class Ministries.