Which god do you follow?

In today’s society, we have many gods. Phones, careers, cars, games, family, Facebook, all qualify to some extent as our “gods” at one time or another. Sometimes, we have more than one. We can’t leave the house or even get up in the morning without checking our phones and then we check in on Facebook. If we lose our phones, we will nearly tear the house apart trying to find this pocket computer which demands our attention every day!

Don’t make that face about this, you know that what I have written here is true because you have seen it in church or at home and certainly on the highway, although I hope not while you are driving. So, yes we have many gods which seem to claim so much of our time on a daily basis, sometimes even hourly, because I have seen people in my family at the dinner table or walking outside with the phone in front of them. They can’t seem to see past that four or five-inch screen in front of their faces.

I may be showing my age here but…how can you live like that?? There is so much more beauty and life going on around you without that screen taking all of your attention and you are missing most of it because of status updates or messages!! Whoever came up with that word certainly had the right idea to begin it with “mess”, because that is exactly what they do! Keeping up with those balloon messages and notification tones keeps many people occupied so much until they can’t pay attention to the rest of their life!

CallofDutyHow much better would our society be if we paid that much attention to the Bible? If we had to have it with us every day and read a part of it every hour of our waking day, wouldn’t our world be so much better than it is? I know we would offend many people by having our Bible out when we eat at the restaurant or when we sit to drink some coffee. But, wouldn’t our society really benefit much more in the area of morality and decent behavior if we patterned our life around God’s instructions for life, His Word?

A novel idea which, in my opinion, has come full circle and it is time for it to take its place in our society again. In schools, in the home, in business and in government, God’s Word should be consulted for all of these. Not as a state religion but as a guide to get our country back on the path which it started out on to begin with.

2 Responses to “Which god do you follow?”

  1. I was following your thought until this paragraph:

    “How much better would our society be if we paid that much attention to the Bible? If we had to have it with us every day and read a part of it every hour of our waking day, wouldn’t our world be so much better than it is? I know we would offend many people by having our Bible out when we eat at the restaurant or when we sit to drink some coffee. But, wouldn’t our society really benefit much more in the area of morality and decent behavior if we patterned our life around God’s instructions for life, His Word?”

    I am a Christian, Bible-believing, preaching and all, but I would disagree that the world would be a better place if instead of our phones, we carried around printed Bibles! The truth is many people do this already, but the Word remains in the Book and not their hearts. Remember how God told the Isrealites to never let His Word depart from their lips and even to wear it on their person… It didn’t make their hearts any softer. In fact, they continued to be a hard-hearted folk that when Jesus came, He said of them that “these people worship Me with their lips but their hearts are far from Me”.

    As I read what you wrote, I just imagined a revolution of Bible-only carrying Christians, who proposed their superiority by the fact that they choose to carry around Bibles and not phones or tablets or ipads. But you know, many of those carrying those devices have access to many translations of the Bible and do read them often. I really can’t remember the last time I carried a physical Bible out of my house, but I read and share Scriptures daily.

    I think this point you made deviated from the real problem of our new cyber world. Think about it, I am on my phone responding to you, who I’m sure was hoping someone like me would take notice of your post amidst millions out there, and maybe like or drop a comment or even share. The technology is definitely useful and God-glorifying if we use it the right way.

    But on the point I believe you were making, we all can do more to develop real relationships with those in our physical domain, and not just in cyberspace. The Internet was meant to improve our lives, and we are the ones abusing it. With everything there’s wisdom.

    Sorry for the rant 🙂

    • I don’t mind a rant now and then. Thank you. What I actually meant with that post was pointing to our need for God and His Word, instead of using the latest and greatest technology. Yes, I read the Bible on my phone, but when I am studying I read from a physical Bible. I didn’t mean that we should take our Bibles out as much as we do our phones, just hunger for the Word as much as we do Facebook or other media. Thanks again.

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