The Bible and the TV Guide

Fredrick Buell

On the table side by side:
The Holy Bible and the TV Guide.
One is well worn but cherished with pride
(Not the Bible, but the TV Guide).
One is used daily to help folk decide,
NO! It isn’t the Bible,
it’s the TV Guide.
As pages are turned, what shall they see?
Oh, what does it matter, turn on the TV.
Then confusion reigns, they all can’t agree
On what they shall watch on the old TV
So they open the book in which they confide
(No, not the Bible, it’s the TV Guide).
The Word of God is seldom read
Maybe a verse e’er they fall into bed
Exhausted and sleepy and tired as can be,
Not from reading the Bible: from watching TV.
So, then back to the table, side by side,
Are the Holy Bible and the TV Guide.
No time for prayer, no time for the Word.
The plan of salvation is seldom heard.
Forgiveness of sin so full and free
is found in the Bible, not on TV.

(The above material was published by the Gospel Tract Society,
Independence, MO.)

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