In 1732 Alexander Pope wrote:
Sin is a monster of such frightful countenance;
That to be hated needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too often, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
If that was true in 1732, how much more is it the case today when we have more graphic pictures of sin thrust in our face while driving down the highway than Mr. Pope could have found if he went out looking for it.
One example of that conditioning process toward the acceptance of sin is the entertainment media of our day. I’m constantly amazed at what many professing Christians allow Hollywood to bring right into their living room. We’ve become so desensitized to sin, that it no longer shocks us or even offends us.
Let’s ask God to restore in us a sensitivity to sin, because ungodly entertainment is also one of Satan’s favorite tactics to keep us from 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.