Sometimes I wish I lived before the internet was ever invented, says the blogger.
I find it so easy to get sidetracked by the world around me. We live in this society of decadence and distraction. How could it not happen? Most of the things I waste time on could even be considered “good.” Looking up allergy friendly recipes- but how many of them do I actually make? Researching natural health solutions to the point of losing sleep- which ironically is not healthy. Reading article after article of other people’s interpretations of God’s Word- when I’m still working on reading the entire Bible myself!
So God put Psalm 119:37 in front of me the other day, and I had to share it. Because, really, everything is worthless compared to Him.
Jesus said, “And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.”1 In the past, I got rid of my iPhone and downgraded to a regular flip phone (the AT&T lady literally laughed at me LOL). But a few years later I went back to the iPhone because, well, I’m a mom, and I LOVE taking pictures of my kids. I haven’t gotten rid of my iPhone yet, but I put this image with Psalm 119:37 as my lock screen to remind me to think twice before I Google.
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 2
Let us all ponder what a distorted view of reality we have living in this age of information. Do we really need it all? Let’s put the periphery back where it belongs. Let’s spend the majority of our free time doing what the world considers to be useless- in prayer, reading the Bible, listening for His still small voice.
So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom.
Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love,
that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us,
and establish the work of our hands upon us;
yes, establish the work of our hands!3
If you’d like to read a very convicting argument regarding this phenomenon we call the internet, you can find it here. Note that while there is a brief vote for a Sunday Sabbath, it was not enough to deter me from sharing because the rest of the article is so enlightening. For the record, I’m not sure what to think about the Sabbath yet (regarding Saturday vs. Sunday, or if it even matters which day at all).