Growing up, I loved going to the movies, and the more exciting the show, the better. I’m guessing most kids today would be bored to watch what we considered thrilling. We didn’t have the amazing graphics technology brought to entertainment in this age, but it still got our hearts racing and wanting more.
Gratefully, once I received Jesus as my Lord and Savior I lost all interest in violence. Actually, it repulses me now, and I instinctively look away if confronted with things like that while in a store or restaurant.
We are living in a time where big money is being made providing entertainment filled with inhumane violence perpetrated against people – human beings who are made in the image of God. “For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence” (Proverbs 4:17).
What do you enjoy and allow as entertainment for your family (video games, sports, movies, TV shows)? Is there any violence in them? Consider what appetites you are instilling in your children for entertainment? “The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth” (Psalm 11:5). Let that sink in. God hates those who love violence.