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Does It Keep Me From Bible Study & Prayer?

And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates. (Deuteronomy 6:6-9)

There is a two-fold consideration to this question. First, does the entertainment feed and direct my mind and heart  away from prayer and the diligent study (not just reading!) of the Bible? In other words, does it quench my appetite for God's Word and prayer, the two things most essential to my personal sanctification?

The second aspect, seen in the verse below, relates to the time eaten up with my pursuits of entertainment. Is the involvement with it such that there is little or no time left for prayer and the study of God's Word?

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. (Joshua 1:8)

Reading a chapter of Scripture a day is a good start, but do not rest satisfied in that. Joshua was exhorted to meditate in the Scriptures day and night. Lest you think that he had nothing else to concern him, remember that he was given this instruction prior to leading the nation of Israel into Canaan, embarking on a conquest that spanned a number of years. If your free time is such that you have time for entertainment, let it not be at the expense of diligent daily and nightly study of God's Word!