Child training experts Michael & Debbie Pearl wrote the following poem called channel 23:
The TV is my shepherd, I shall not want anything else.
It maketh me to lie down on the sofa.
It leadeth me away from the Scripture.
It destroys my soul.
It leadeth me in the paths of sex and violence for the sponsors sake.
Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will enjoy the evil, for blood and sex, they excite me.
Its cable and remote, they comfort me.
It prepares a commercial before me in the presence of my children.
It anoints my head with humanism.
My coveting runneth over.
Surely laziness and ignorance shall follow my family all the days of our lives,
and we shall dwell in the house watching TV forever.
The Pearls have eloquently expressed some reasons why too much TV is probably the greatest hindrance many families and individuals face when it comes to redeeming the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.