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Does it appeal to the flesh?

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection [translated “vile affections” - Rom. 1:26], evil concupiscence [excessive lusts], and covetousness, which is idolatry: for which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: in the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath [violent anger], malice [ill will], blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. (Colossians 3:5-8)

Set your affections on things above. This passage fits well with Paul's exhortation to the Philippians (Phil. 4:8) tothink onthings that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and praiseworthy. What could there be more honest, noble, true, pure, lovely, virtuous, of good report, and prasieworthy than the Scriptures themselves? What is more conducive to thoughts of the flesh (as mentioned above) than the movie, television, music, and video game industry of today? Will placing these things (whether in video, audio, or print form) before your eyes contribute to pure and lofty thoughts about the Almighty and things above?