Ephesians 5:15,16 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
No, I am not an old Scrooge who is down on technology or social media. It is a blessing to receive e-cards, catch up with old friends, and read Scripture postings or edifying blogs. But my brain is on a technology, social media overload these days. Today as I was getting ready to leave the office, I took a few minutes to browse over Facebook. Got in my VW Bug, sat down and shrugged my shoulders. I got mad. I got sad. Some of the posts were downright mean and nasty. Some were vulgar. Are you following me? Then that precious still, small voice said to my soul, “Raymond, it is more edifying for you to keep your face in My Book and draw closer to Me, than spend your time on Facebook and walk away empty.”
We find the time to do whatever is of value or important for us, don’t we? What could possibly be more valuable than hearing what our Wonderful and Glorious God has to say to us? I’d rather hear one word from Him than read a thousand words of any other person. I am not a kill joy. I do enjoy the good and edifying, faith-building things on social media. I love to share what God shares with me in hopes that others would be drawn closer to Him and His Book. Beloved brothers and sisters in Jesus, what The Lord has to say to us is far more important and edifying than any posting on any social media. I need to spend more time in prayer and with my face in His Book than with Facebook. How about you?