Thursday, May 15, 2008

Reality Does Show

The Entertainment industry depends on illusion. Reality has been given an entirely new definition when combined with the word Show. The only thing ‘real’ on Survivor is manipulative greed. American Idol depends on the whim of the voyeuristic public who cannot be on stage themselves.

The advent of HDTV will display some of the surface flaws in natural and cosmetic imperfections. Yet many yearn for the bright lights that focus on those in the industry. To allow their “nooks, crannies, crow’s-feet, rashes, pimples, nose hairs or any other natural imperfection that might cause the camera lens to wince”

People we encounter see that in us every day. Ladies attempt to change their reality with makeup, but even that is obvious. We work hard to look or best, not ready for High Definition to focus on our lives.

Count on it. The focus will be there, and not on looks.

But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. (Matthew 12:36 KJV)

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. (2 Corinthians 5:10 KJV)

That’s where our focus should be, on ourselves standing before Christ, being judged. Instead, a great many are taking that task on themselves.

But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. (Romans 14:10 KJV)

So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. (Romans 14:12 KJV)

There’s a great deal more of this discussion in the fourteenth chapter of Romans. However, it is only a facet of a multiple faceted jewel. Another reflection from that same gem tells us:

Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. (Matthew 12:33 KJV)

People know us by the fruit of our lives – is it sweet, acceptable, nourishing; or is it sour, bitter, stinging. It grows from within us, with or without God’s help. With His help we will display the fruits of the Spirit:

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23 KJV)

For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. (Ephesians 5:8-10 KJV)

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