They mock God's design of purity, commitment, love and marriage; and they glorify profanity, violence, and empty values (Romans 1:18-32).
But we spend hours watching them every day, weakening our consciences, wasting our time, and damaging our witness.*
It's a serious sign of moral decay when women enjoy pornography that glorifies their abuse (e.g. "50 Shades of Grey"). But it's equally disturbing when we Christians enjoy ungodly TV shows (Matthew 5:13-16).
We need to hang these instructions above our TV screen:
"live as children of light ... and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret." Ephesians 5:8-11
Do you need to evaluate your TV viewing for the sake of the Gospel? I do.
* We know the effects of hard core porn (7 Negative Effects of Porn) but soft-core also affects our lives. See Psalm 101:3-5, Matthew 5:27-28, Philippians 4:8 from last week's Bite Size study (insights HERE). If we're seeking to please God (Ephesians 5:10), we'll be offended by the things that offend Him.
Would you like to do some additional study related to this devotion? Check out Bite Size Bible Study and find out which Bible character serves as a warning against looking at naked people to whom we are not married.