A Serious Look at Fun

In view of the options

Can anyone doubt that entertainment ranks high on the scale of American values? With the explosion of media technology, entertainment choices are practically unlimited.

Would it be safe to say that ours is the most entertained society in history?

Question: Are we a better people for all that?

Certainly there is a place for wholesome entertainment. Amusements of the right kind can provide the diversion we need from daily stress and refresh our weary spirits.

Choosing wisely

If we truly want what’s best, we’ll steer clear of anything that could corrupt our minds and hearts (Titus 1:15; Philippians 4:8).

And we’ll take care not to let amusements pre-empt Bible study, prayer, and serving others (Ephesians 5:15-17).

As with everything else in life, we must be selective—with God in view.

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Nothing to Do?

Limited options

Two university students were talking. One lamented there wasn’t anything to do in our small town.

The other said he had once been a student in a large city where there was so much to do that his grades suffered. He felt it was to his advantage to be in a community like ours, so he could concentrate on his studies.

What one considered a liability, the other viewed as an asset.

A new perspective

The student who realized he’d be tempted to waste his time had come to know himself—and grew wiser from experience.

“. . . be careful how you walk . . . making the most of your time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:15-16).

What a difference a new perspective can make!

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Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/

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