Distraction or Blessing

Is the use of social media smartphones, and the Internet, a distraction? How can it be used as an evangelistic blessing?

Are we diligently searching for wisdom and knowledge? James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” Proverbs 18:15, The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.”

Are we utilizing our time wisely to study God’s inspired Word? His timeless and indelible Word, is our GPS, to successfully guide us through the storms of life. Much of what’s written is for our good, in order to shape and mold us, as a serviceable vessel for Him.

Many people waste “countless” hours on social media or other venues, and less time to invest in their own salvation. A person may have a thousand “likes,” on Facebook, or a million followers on Twitter, and it won’t mean a thing when you die, and face eternal judgment. Ephesians 5:16-17, “Making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”

Our lives on this Earth should be in accordance with God’s precepts. James 4:14, “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”

Deuteronomy 6:5-9, And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.  And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today.  Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.  Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders.  Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”

Joshua 1:8, “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. then you will be prosperous and successful.”

Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you.” declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Proverbs 15:14, “A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash.”

— Poetic Thought –

There are those who become obnoxious when separated from their smartphones and when they run out of cash 

Social media, cable television, smartphones, and the Internet can become a distraction, perhaps a blessing 

Therefore, efforts should be undertaken to eliminate irrelevant things we’re possessing

Many live as though tomorrow is promised, thinking they’re in control 

Often spiritually “ill-equipped” with a malnourished soul 

The use of social media can become a powerful tool to share the glorious news to the unsaved 

By evangelizing to the masses of how to be free and not enslaved

Edward L. Wright © 2018

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