Are you all pumped up for the Super Bowl?

Yesterday, I was visiting extended family, picking up my kids who had spent Saturday night there while my wife and I went on a (semi-annual) date – we really should get out more often.  Anyway, my son was there on the floor, playing Monopoly, right in front of the television, with the football game on.  Now, if you have read any of my posts, you may know that we, my wife and I, do not have television service, subscription or otherwise, at our house.  I don’t have anything against football.  In fact, I like to watch football myself.  And, I am not judging anyone who watches football.  However, during the brief time while I was there, my son got up from the floor and sat beside me on the couch, and while sitting beside me, a trailer aired on the Fox network for a television series called “Empire.”  In the trailer, an attractive woman, who was scantily clad, traversed the screen.  My son turned away from the screen with a grimace because he could recognize that this was not appropriate content for viewing.  It was not appropriate for him.  It was not appropriate for me – a married man.  It was not even appropriate for a single man who professes to be a follower of Christ.  Similarly, during a recent holiday gathering with our extended family, a commercial aired during another football game, wherein a loose woman practically performed a lap dance.  The younger men hid the remote from their mother, thinking that it was all in good fun.  I disagree.  I think it was embarrassing.   Television airs content of which Christians should have no part, and the content of the commercials during the Super Bowl is usually questionable at best.  Over the next few weeks, while you are getting pumped up for the Super Bowl, ask yourself, would I invite God over to watch the game with me?

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