The devil wants us to feed on bad news. God wants us to feed on good news. Which will you choose?
Bad news promotes fear. Good news promotes faith.
We live in a society addicted to news. What we get is mostly entertainment packaged as news, designed mostly to keep you watching, not to actually inform you of truth. Through it the world offers its views designed to manipulate your thinking and believing.
Our news program's most glaring fault is that they leave God out. God is at work around the world. But when do you ever see a report on the good things God is doing?
Commercial news programs, of necessity, focus on sensational and bad news items, simply to keep people's attention, so they can sell products through advertising, and stay in business.
What is the result of feeding in all this bad news? Does it make you feel better? Does it encourage you? Does it make you a better person?
As a citizen you do have a responsibility to be informed on some issues. But most people can do so without spending significant amounts of time each day.
Many people spend hours each day listening to the "news" yet find no time to read the Bible, or listen to teaching that will build their faith and improve their life.
We are in a fight of faith. The devil is out to diminish, or even steal our faith in God. How smart is it for a Christian believer to spend time allowing the enemy to fill their ears, eyes, and thoughts?
1 TIMOTHY 6:12 (NKJ) Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
SAY THIS: I will invest my time in God's good news.
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Co-leader of I Can Do All Things Through Christ
~.~There is nothing we can do to make God love us more; there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. -- Philip Yancey~