In the fantasy world (TV for example) sin is shown to be very attractive, while the good and the holy is considered boring. But in real life, the good and the holy are very attractive. So noted Dr. Ravi Zacharias, a Christian apologist. But is his observation true?
I am thinking of a Hollywood actor who is rich, famous, and has probably tried many kinds of pleasure, and yet he tried to commit suicide recently. I am sure that several would fantasize about having his sort of life, except for the last part. But if we do not have loving people of integrity around us, who would we eat with or spend our money on? Leeches and deadbeats would not enhance our lives!
I also recall the English publisher, Malcolm Muggeridge, who while working in India, saw a woman bathing in a river. He swam towards her, hoping for a sexual encounter. When he reached her, however, he was repulsed to see that she had leprosy. Later after he was converted to follow Jesus Christ, he saw his own actions and thoughts at that time to be just as repulsive.
I also am thinking of Christians who forsake The Lord for what seems to be the greener grass of what the Holy Spirit calls sin. If the good and holy life is so attractive, then why do all Christians at times turn away from it? We may turn our backs on God for a few hours or for many years, either in secret or in open sin.
Actually, a good and holy life is not always attractive for any of us. We all have a bent for sinning, and for wanting others to be be honest when we are not, or to forgive us our wrongs while we plot revenge for real or imagined wrongs done against us. We imagine manipulating to get some financial advantage or some other personal benefit, unless repent of our failure to trust Romans 8.28 All things work together for good, to them that love God. So when we really do love the Triune God, then we do not need to fantasize about having a better life, especially when that means to dump Biblical teachings.
The less we read and study our Bibles, the more we will be warped by our culture and individual fantasies that are counter to the Bible. We are all commands to think on what is good and noble and true. The Bible is the most direct and the only infallible source of these virtues. May God help us to be holy by his standards, and to repent sincerely and deeply when we substitute our inferior standards of fantasy.