When you watch documentaries or read news reports about a certain topic or problem, you’ll realize that often, no real solution is actually offered. The program or report will give you both the good and the bad in order to be objective, balanced and fair. So you’ll find that you don’t really gain anything, just more knowledge of what’s good and what’s evil regarding the topic.
I’m not against watching documentaries or reading the news. But the problem with feeding your mind and soul with the knowledge of good and evil is that more often than not, with greater knowledge of a topic, you also become more confused, worried or fearful.
My advice to you is to spend your time feeding on Jesus, who is the tree of life. When you feed on Him through His Word, you will find His wisdom, understanding, peace, joy and unmerited favor flowing in your life. And if you want to watch the television or read the newspaper, be selective. Guard what comes through your eye and ear gates! For example, if a certain program is putting fear in you, turn it off!
The Book of Proverbs, which is chock-full of God’s wisdom, tells us, “My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.” So tune in to what Jesus is saying and not what the world is saying. Feed on His words of life and His love and grace toward you, and the result will be life, wisdom, peace and health. Be wise today, my friend, and know what is truly good and beneficial for the wholeness of your body and mind!