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Friday, June 5, 2015

Think About It

Growing Old
By Pastor B.J. Knefley

Whether you realize it or not, you're growing older. I suppose it can't be helped, so no matter how hard you try, aging will happen. But I'm not sure if it’s the aging that bothers me or all the changes that time brings into my life. For example, it used to be that I would be typing this out on a typewriter, but today I'm using a computer. And to be exact, I'm using an iPad with a portable wireless keyboard. When I get done I can simply send it wirelessly to the people that need to receive it. All of this while sitting in a coffee shop.

It used to be that televisions had dials, but today they have remotes. More and more we are becoming a cashless society. I find that I spend less when I don't carry a lot of cash, so I use a credit card to purchase even a cup of coffee and pay for it at the end of the month. The other day I saw a child riding what looked like a tricycle on television. It turned out to be part of a computer game where the child was riding down the imaginary highway knocking over various objects and scoring points on a virtual game. Whatever happened to going outside and building a fort or other such imaginative games? When I was a kid I had to work at play, and we found a lot to do. We never had time to get fat, because we were always on the go. The rule was that when the streetlights came on, it was our signal to be home.

Today it seems that the only exercise the kids get is through texting. Relationships seem to develop and end through Facebook. Whatever happened to getting to know someone before you got into a relationship? Must be I'm getting old. I read recently that people are more concerned with how to have a greater experience, a bigger rush, a deeper thrill and more excitement. So whatever or whoever can give that to you is what you follow after. Jesus said that in the last days people would be lovers of self and pleasure, (2 Tim 3:1-5). Can it be that we are in the last days or am I just getting older? Think about it.


Anonymous said...

Your quote about the child with a tricycle on a video game is a big problem with morals in American. They have upgraded and placed in a kids mind about war stories. Now they think they can do violent things and nothing will happen as they see on T.V. . This is so wrong to teach our children this way. Our fore fathers never spoke of their actions during war for years . Now its front page news every day. Ideas place in a young ,learning mind is wrong. This is where the parents must step in and control it as best as they can. I am not blaming T.V. but it sure assisted to up their ratings.
Thank you for your articles. I wish more people would read them and apply them to every day life. Thank you ///////

Mr Realistic said... obviously haven't raised any children in this decade. My son plays video games on a PC and a TV console. Some of them are very violent games, but he still knows the difference between right and wrong. He knows that he can't steal the neighbors truck and run over the cops that show up. He has responsibilities around the house too and he is not fat whatsoever, although I did forget how much a teenage boy can eat. We are now in the computer age and all of the decent jobs for nearly anything are computer related and this isn't going to change any time soon. You can let your kids play make believe and build forts and isolate them from the technology all you want....the country needs garbage men and ditch diggers too.
Just remember...Jesus also said:

If a man commits adultery with another man's wife, both the man and the woman must be put to death. (Leviticus 20:10 )

Anonymous said...

Half the churches would be empty ! WTF