Watching TV with Jesus

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“Hey Jesus,” you call out to Him. “Grab me a diet Pepsi,will you? I’ve got the popcorn. And the remote.”

You scoot over on the couch to give Jesus some space. And to share the popcorn. You don’t mind the sacrifice. You’re on a diet anyway, and you know the calories in the butter are off the charts. Well, it’s all relative anyway. You pass Him the popcorn  as soon as He sits down. You thank Him for the Pepsi. You can’t help but be polite with Jesus. He’s Jesus, after all.

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Then you begin your channel flipping. Flip, flip. Flip, flip, flip. There you go. Your favorite show. Forget the popcorn. You’re hooked on the show. You stick the remote under your leg so Jesus can’t get to it. You’ve just got to watch this show. So what if her blouse is a little low cut. Who cares about a little foul language here and there. What does it matter if they’re sleeping together when they’re both married to other people? Who cares if they’re taking swipes at God. You reach over for the popcorn.

Then you remember. Jesus has the popcorn. Not just anybody. Jesus. Jesus the Christ. Lord. Yeah, the guy you said you gave your life to. But your television? Seriously? Just because you gave your life to Him doesn’t mean you need to be bothered by what you watch on television. Right? Or what you read, right? Or what you listen to on the radio, right? Or what you do in the bedroom, or on the computer, right? Or how you talk to people? Or how you drive down the road? He doesn’t care about your day to day life, right?

Really? If Jesus joined you tonight to watch your favorite television shows, or to listen to your favorite radio stations, or to read your favorite books, or did anything else with you for that matter, what would He think? Doesn’t matter, does it? Or, does it? Do you really think He doesn’t care?

Think again.

If Jesus came into your house tonight, or into your office tomorrow, or joined you on your next date, or went to church with you next Sunday, or joined you at the next ball game, or sat next to you on your next airplane flight, what exactly would He think?

Think about it.

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.” 2 Cor. 5:10 

  42“Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. 43“But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. 44“For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.
      45“Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46“Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes. 47“Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48“But if that evil slave says in his heart, ‘My master is not coming for a long time,’ 49and begins to beat his fellow slaves and eat and drink with drunkards; 50the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour which he does not know, 51and will cut him in pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. ” Matthew 24:42-51
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