5 Reasons America Needs Duck Dynasty
by Eric Douglas
To some, Duck Dynasty may only seem like a silly reality show. Its 30 minutes of bearded men making duck calls, drinking sweet tea, hunting and blowing stuff up. But that’s just what you see on the surface. If you look more closely, what you will discover is that Duck Dynasty is a biblical show. I do not mean that it is biblical in the sense that the Robertson family leads a 30-minute Bible study. What I mean is that Duck Dynasty is a positive example of Matthew 5:13-16:
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven”.
The Robertson family provides a taste of salt and a glimpse of light for our culture. In a culture that is tasteless and dark, Duck Dynasty is a show that is well-able to influence us in a positive way. It has worked its way in among the entertainment world and has the ability to change it from the inside-out. It is a modern-day Trojan horse that is fulfilling a biblical mandate.
Our culture needs this. America needs this. America needs Duck Dynasty.
Let me give you 5 examples of why the show provides salt and light:
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1. Emphasis on Family
There is hardly a show on TV that focuses more upon family. I’m not talking about a “modern family” or a “new normal” type of family. I’m talking about true family. Husbands have wives. Children have parents. Grandparents are influences in the grandchildren’s lives. The family argues together, plays together, works together and lives together. Each show generally revolves around some minor family conflict. Yet, no matter how difficult the struggle, the Robertson family always comes back together in the end.
It is greatly refreshing to see men have wives. Not only do they have wives, but they also love them. Never in the show do you see one of the Robertson men running after another woman or making comments as if he is unsatisfied in his wife. Here is a picture of marriage that is between one man and one woman. America needs that.
The parents also parent their children. This is true for all generations involved on the show. Parents who watch the show will see examples of discipline, limitations and love as the Robertson parents are active in the lives of their children. America needs to see parents being parents…
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