Saturday, May 17, 2014

Enduring Temptation...

The day before yesterday, I discussed some movies, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  Today, I'll finish up the list of some films I recently watched.

As I've said previously, I enjoy watching movies.  Especially, old movies. 

The TV station I enjoy watching does play many old movies.  But, they also air some that are not too old.

If you can use an antenna, you may be able to join me in liking the TV station.  It's called, Movies TV Network.  Here's a link to check out its schedule:  http://moviestvnetwork.com/schedule.php?date=05/16/2014.

Here are more of the films I watched, recently:

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, starring Sidney Poitier & Spencer Tracy.  You're probably familiar with this movie, but here is a link so you can check it out:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guess_Who's_Coming_to_Dinner.
This drama film is sometimes considered a comedy.  However, in my mind, it is more dramatic than funny.  The ending is rather loving.

Stalag 17, starring William Holden, Don Taylor, Robert Strauss, Neville Brand & others.  Feel free to check out this film, here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalag_17.  As you may realize, I enjoy some movies regarding WW2.  This is one! 

Come Blow Your Horn, starring Frank Sinatra & Lee J. Cobb.  Here's a link, where you can check out this movie, that is considered a comedy:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_Blow_Your_Horn_(film).  Throughout much of this film, I was unhappy about how sin was prevalent in the movie.  However, like in some other films, the ending not only showed repentance, but it also ended with characters doing what God would have them do.

The Big Chill, starring Glenn Close & William Hurt.  You can check out the movie, here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Chill_(film).  To be honest, even though I thoroughly enjoyed the music in this film, I didn't really care for the movie, due to it being filled with much sin.  In fact, in my opinion, the whole film was nothing much but sin.  :(

How sinful some movies are.  And, how they entice people to choose to sin in their lives, I find truly upsetting.

Thinking of this, brought to mind James 1:12-15, "Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death."

How wonderful it is that we know that any temptation we experience, is not of God! 

How blessed I feel, knowing that sin brings forth death.  And, that God made a way for us to repent of sin, and turn to Him, through believing upon/trusting in His Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ!

I must admit, I praise God for His Word, the Bible.  Some people don't focus on God's Word.  Some people think it is not necessary to do so. 

However, I do.  After all, it is God speaking to us.

I'll never be unhappy about reading through the Bible, every year.  If you are not a Bible reader, I would suggest you begin to do so. 

This way, you'll learn about God.  You'll learn about what He expects of us. 

In addition, you'll glorify Him!  And, you'll be blessed.


Until next time...

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