Has our faith been replaced by technology? Hmmm! Keep reading:
Before you leave home do you make sure you have your cell phone on, or the armor of God on? (Ephesians 6:11-18)
Who do you run to first for answers—the Internet or God?
Who do you consult throughout the day—social media or the Holy Spirit?
How does the microwave age coincide with your faith to wait on God?
Has today’s values, ideas, and beliefs replaced what God said?
Please don’t mistake what I’m saying. I personally don’t think there’s anything wrong with using modern innovations. Creativity comes from God. He uses technology every day to help spread His Word. One thing is for sure; without technology I wouldn’t be able to write a weekly blog.
Nevertheless, we have to beware of how much influence these modern mechanisms might have on our faith—the enemy is very slick and sneaky into deceiving us into a false sense of security. Question: Do we rely more on these modern devices and services to meet our needs instead of faith in God?
Our first response is probably—nothing will replace faith. But, it we carefully pay attention; our actions might be saying something else. If we were alive way back when before the support of all the modern gizmos, would our faith be functioning on a higher level?
Let’s go back in time and see how our forerunners used their faith.
- Elijah was lifted up into heaven by a whirlwind. (II Kings 2:11) NASA not needed!
- David killed a Philistine giant with a stone. (I Samuel 17:41-45) Semi-automatic assault rifle not needed!
- A certain man asked Jesus to send the Word that his servant would be healed. (Luke 7:1-10) Cell phone not needed!
Are we functioning from a place of genuine faith or dependent on these modern apparatuses?
Maybe so—maybe not.