“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength….” (From Mark 12:30).
Smart Phone Idolatry
An idol is anything that takes the place of God in our lives and robs Him our wholehearted devotion of which He is so worthy. Is it possible that th esmart phone and other electrical devices can become overly important to us?
Consider the following: “Without a smart phone I can do nothing.” “I can do all things through my smart phone that accompanies me.” “Blessed be my smart phone that comforts me in all my tribulations that I may be able to text them which are in any trouble.” ” My smart phone is sufficient for me.” “My smart phone which has done a good work in me will perform it until the next one comes out.” “I count all things but loss for the Excellency of the possession of my smart phone.” “My smart phone shall supply all my need according to the power in the grid.” “The cell phone is my guide, I shall not want.” “My smart phone will never leave me nor forsake me.” “On thy screen will I meditate day and night.” “Text without ceasing!” “Looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the latest device.” “When I am weak, my signal is strong.” “Fear not, for the apps will help thee!” “Let us hold fast our smart phone.”
Electronics certainly have a place in our lives, and they can be wonderfully used for the glory of God. But good things can be easily abused, robbing us of the full enjoyment of a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ. Beware lest a good thing rob you of the best thing.
“But this I say, brethren, the time has been shortened…..and those who use the world, as though they did not make full use of it; for the form of this world is passing away” (1 Corinthians 7:29, 31).
“Little children, guard yourselves from idols” (1 John 5:21).
(From il Villaggio “Village Voice” Newsletter-Article source unknown).
“The dearest idol I have known, whate’er that idol be, help me to tear it from Thy throne, and worship only Thee.” (From: “O For a Closer walk with God.”-by William Cowper).
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