How attentive are we to our entertainment choices, and how they effect us? Are we allowing the Holy Spirit to be our teacher and shepherd in this area?
…Or, does our culture, and the currents of our day, just carry us along?
A friend sent me this the other day–it’s got some real warnings for us:
The unavoidable truth is that many are becoming desensitized to murder, molestation, violence and lust. When the Holy Spirit no longer fills hearts and minds with a passion for purity and holiness, there is a general lack of conviction. Compromise in this area can be well-illustrated through a story I heard years ago.
Eskimos in the barren North often kill wolves by taking a razor sharp knife and dipping it in blood. They allow the blood to freeze to the blade. Then they bury the handle of the knife in the snow with the blade exposed. As the wolf begins to lick the blade, his tongue becomes numb and desensitized due to the cold. As he continues, his tongue begins to bleed, and he licks even faster—unaware that he is consuming his own blood and slowly killing himself.
Within time, the Eskimos return and bring the dead animal home. In the same way, the enemy numbs us through compromise. Within time, we, like the wolves, don’t realize that we are dying—dying spiritually.
The enemy desensitizes us until we are numb to the things of God.