Monday, December 25, 2006

I like these!

The 23rd Channel

The TV is my shepherd,
My spiritual growth shall want;
It makes me to sit down and do nothing for His Name’s sake.

It requires all my spare time;
It keeps me from doing my Christian duty.
It produces so many good shows that I must see;
It restores my knowledge of the world.

It keeps me from the study of God’s Word.
It leads me in the path of failing to attend worshipand doing nothing for the kingdom of God.

Yea, though I live to be a hundred years old
I shall view my TV as long as it works.
It seems to be my closest companion;
Its sounds and pictures they comfort me.

It provides entertainment for me and keeps me fromdoing important things with my family.
It fills my head with ideas which differ from God’s will.

Surely, because of all the wasted hours there will be a lack of rewards at the Bema;
Yet, because of His goodness and mercy,
I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Author unknown

Side by Side
They lie on the table side by side

The Holy Bible and the T.V. Guide.
One is well worn and cherished with pride.
Not the Bible, but the T.V. Guide.

One is used daily to help folks decide.
No, not the Bible, but the T.V. Guide.
As the pages are turned, what shall they see.
Oh, what does it matter, turn on the T.V.

So they open the book in which they confide.
No, not the Bible, but the T.V. Guide.

The Word of God is seldom read.
Maybe a verse before they fall into bed.
Exhausted and sleepy and tired as can be.
Not from reading the Bible, from watching T.V.

So then back to the table side by side,
Lie the Holy Bible and the T.V. Guide.
No time for prayer, no time for the Word,
The plan of Salvation is seldom heard.

But forgiveness of sin, so full and free,
Is found in the Bible, not on T.V.

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