Watching What Is Worthless

Turn my eyes from watching what is worthless, give me life in your ways. — Psalm 119:37.

If I didn’t know better I would think that they had TV, social media, and video games back in the psalmist’s times. There are so many visual distractions these days one must concentrate and focus to get anything accomplished. Add to the normal onslaught, our children are learning these days by watching a video screen. I’m not saying video learning isn’t necessary, but how does a parent discern and limit what is worthless versus the worthwhile?

I woke and meditated this morning about concentration and accomplishing tasks, before I read today’s psalm. You think someone was listening to my questions?

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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