Jesus said, “No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other…” (Luke 16:13, NKJV).
The Apostle Paul says, “Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness.” (Romans 6:16, NKJV).
Do you consider yourself a Christian? If so, whom do you really serve? Do you follow Jesus Christ or do you worship money, your car, your house, sports, movies, TV, entertainment or some other worldly distraction? What do you spend most of your time doing? The answer to that question will probably answer the question of whom you serve.
Here are some other questions to ponder; can you be a college student and never study or read any of the textbooks? Can you be a doctor and never read medical journals or medical books or practice medicine? Can you be a police officer and not know the law?
If you call yourself a Christian and never read or even open the bible, then are you truly a follower of Christ? Do you spend most of your time thinking about and engaged in those worldly distractions mentioned above?
Here are a few videos by Christopher Hudson of the Forerunner Chronicles, that will shed some light on how worldly distractions may be affecting whom you serve.
Click here to watch the first video. It runs about 12 minutes and 26 seconds and discusses how world-wide entertainment affects our lives.
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None of us are perfect, we are all sinners, which is why we need Jesus Christ to cover our sins with His blood on the cross. Since we are all sinners, we all have our own addictions to overcome such as entertainment, sports, alcohol, money, etc. Of course, some of these things like money, sports, and some forms of entertainment are not a sin in general, but it’s the amount of time you spend on those worldly endeavors that could turn them into sins. Especially if you spend all your time thinking on those things and ignoring the things of God.
The apostle Paul wrote, “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—–meditate on these things.” (Philippians 4:8, NKJV). What do you fill your time with and more importantly, what do you fill your mind with?
This site is called Loose The Shackles because our goal is to help others to overcome their individual addictions/sins and loose the “shackles” that bind them in their lives, to help new believers with their walk with Christ, and to help believers learn and share the good news about Jesus.
We encourage you to turn from worldly distractions in your life and open your bible to spend some time with God in His word. If you’ve never read the bible, then we recommend you start with the first four books of the New Testament, which are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. It will change your life in a positive way. God bless!