Man i blog here more then my own blog. This is sad. :/ Still, this was something I got from BSF lecture on tuesday, and I wanted to draw it out before it, ya know, gets away. :/
So basically, we were going through 2 Thes 2:1-17, and *be warned- mayy be a little touchy*, we were basically talking about how
- we should be careful of the lawless one coming
- to stand firm in our faith.
Something I want to share here is about the second point. We were talking about application- I mean how do you apply it? The first thing that came to my mind was to, obvious, stand up for him like literally, when people talk bad about him and stuff.
Then she mentioned it’s to stand firm in behavior, actions, language- and how much other stuff may influence us. Like music, books. How because the world says,” it’s okay, “, we start to slowly but surely believe it. It’s not even how much you say you wouldn’t.
This totally stuck me. I mean like. I truthfully don’t enjoy music with lyrics I don’t agree with, I’d skip them unless I’m working, and I read books with like, literally anything. I tend to hate horror shows, but always felt it’s personal preference, and I’ve always eflt pretty okay with gore. With people I have met in life, I always saw myself as a pretty open-minded person, and always been pretty open-minded to like anything, everything and you know, just felt- it’s okay. You’re you, I’m me. And that even if I read any gruesome books, it’s not like I’d do it.
I guess it really hit me. I mean, I still have really old songs on my itunes that sometimes ends up in my iphone- I hardly delete any song unless i REALLY hate the lyrics. So like, Beep, Promiscuous, touch like that, Some song called God doesn’t exists- maybe, I tell myself, I wouldn’t get side tracked but I mean— what if all these have been slowly poisoning my mind? I mean all these is on a purely subconscious level. I must admit, sometimes, these songs just makes you feel ‘better’- but is it, really? Is there a point of feeling sexier/more confident with this kind of songs/lyrics leading to it? I guess it’s the wrong sort of confident.
I now want to remove the songs with lyrics I don’t agree with, and truthfully I think it’s A LOT. I’m also not saying the entire playlist should be christian songs/related - though it’s definitely safer! But at the same time, I don’t want to listen to lyrics I seriously don’t agree with. I’m seriously struggling with the book thing ‘cos I just got stuck on this new series called Ladies Murder Club— don’t worry it’s like detectives CATCHING the murderer, though I do admit it can get a littlee dark, and I really want to read the rest! I still don’t know what to do. :/ meh.
Anyway I was trying to depict in the picture was you know, how we slowly get poisoned by the stuff we listen. Very basically. Hope you guys get what I’m trying to say here! I’m sorry there’s not the verses to refer with so that this is more legit- I need to find my notes. Shall edit post when I get the correct verses ‘cos I feel it’s really important to be able to be sure with the Bible- which is the MOST important, and to be able to reference/back it up with other parts of the bible too to makes sense. Something from my inductive bible study. (:
/edit : Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Got a few more— The one we studied was different too. Will write down when can remember!
Till the next time!