Wednesday, December 30, 2009

daily text 12/30

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009
"Woe to those who are saying that good is bad and bad is good, those who are putting darkness for light and light for darkness, those who are putting bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!" (Isaiah 5:20)

A tactic of Satan is to undermine people’s natural sense of what is good or bad. A mentality similar to that found in Sodom and Gomorrah has come to control much of the entertainment industry. Even news reports on television and in periodicals highlight violence and pander to a lurid interest in sex. Much of what appears as entertainment in the media blurs people’s ability “to distinguish both right and wrong.” (Hebrews 5:14) Recall, however, Jehovah’s words through the prophet Isaiah as found in today’s text: “Woe to those who are saying that good is bad and bad is good!” Has Satan insidiously affected your thinking with such unwholesome entertainment? Self-examination is essential.—2 Corinthians 13:5.
(Watchtower issue: 10/1/07, 3:10)

*I uploaded the Symposium part from the District Convention, "Watch Out For Satan's Traps" ...(pt 2 'The Pit) is especially appropriate in relation to today's text discussion.

The Fire (Uncontrolled speech)
The Pit (Adultery / Immorality)
The Snare (Peer Pressure)
The Trap that Chokes (Materialism)
The Trap that Crushes (Inordinate Guilt)