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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

How Social Media Can Cause You To Lose Your Reward

We live in a day where you can't go to the bathroom without social media.  I mean literally people Instagram and Twitter pic from the restroom.  People's lives have become consume by this social media frenzy.  To the point that you really have to wonder where it will end?  One of my favorite post was when someone said, "Praise the Lord I got new I-phone 5 # God is Good."   Really?  Is God an accessory who is only good when we get what we want?  Does God really care you got the I-phone 5?  Okay enough of that but you catch my drift. 

From what I can see social media has taken boasting to a whole new level!  Sad to report that has infiltrated the church as well.  Last I check the Bible says, give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you (Matthew 6:4 NLT).   First thing Jesus says as chapter 6 begins is be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by then.   However if you look at social media all you see is the exact opposite people cannot wait to tell you what they doing for others, how many people joining their church, etc. 

Maybe it's just me and maybe I am bugging out.  However through the lens I see the gospel narrative it is clear that social media could be causing many to lose their reward!  I am sure I will get some push back on this one.

Scripture Reference: Matthew 6

God bless,
Bondservant Hollis

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