1 Timothy 1:8-11 (NLT)
8We know these laws are good when they are used as God intended. 9But they were not made for people who do what is right. They are for people who are disobedient and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and defile what is holy, who murder their father or mother or other people. 10These laws are for people who are sexually immoral, for homosexuals and slave traders, for liars and oath breakers, and for those who do anything else that contradicts the right teaching 11that comes from the glorious Good News entrusted to me by our blessed God.
Paul is writing to Timothy about those in Ephesus who are teaching incorrectly. Their teaching have been causing speculations and arguments instead of creating a Christian life filled with love and sincere faith. So Paul lists out who these laws are intended for so the teachings might be made known to them.
There are always those who try to pervert God's teachings, Hollywood being one of biggest offenders. The movie "Family Stone" is one such example. The movie is about a family that gathers for Christmas. One of the sons brings home a potential fiancee, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, who is mistreated by the entire family. Another son who is gay has brought home his gay lover. At the dinner table the mother says, "I wish all my sons had been gay". Sarah Jessica Parker replied, "you don't mean that, do you?", and she got a stern yes from the mother, which ensued a debate and harsh words from the mother and father. Frustrated and unsupported by her boyfriend, Sarah Jessica Parker leaves the table. The mother then looks over at the gay son and says, "you are more perfect than any "*obscenity*" at this table and I love you". SOMEHOW the words "more perfect" just don't fit. Hollywood is saying being gay is more perfect than being heterosexual. Once again they are perverting God's teachings. We need to see clearly the lies being given to us and understand how God's word is being twisted to influence our lives. Pray that you see where the media, Hollywood and other sources are trying to influence your mind against God. Ask God to give you clear guidance on what is right and wrong. Ask that he might guide you in His teachings that your wisdom might grow.