READ : 2 Timothy 3:1-7
Ann Landers reports one of the tragedies of the information explosion and technological revolution which has a greater impact on our lives each day. People are surfing the Internet with their computers for hours at a time. At first they are intrigued by all the information they have access to, but many lose self-control, wasting hours playing games, probing shady areas, or engaging in conversations, sometimes intimate, with unknown, bodiless people via the computer. Sometimes these habits or relationships break up marriages or endanger children.
Do you think Paul had long-distance vision when he wrote about the last days in his letter to Timothy? Was he peering into 1997? The behaviors he describes are all too familiar, but whoever thought evil people would worm their way into homes through electronics?
And what about all this knowledge available to us? As we learn more and more, are we drawn closer to God? Are we more likely to acknowledge the truth that we are sinners in need of a Savior? Thank God that even now many Christians not only recognize computer dangers, but are accepting the challenge to use the Internet to send out the good news of Jesus. Perhaps some seeking souls will be saved in this way. We can pray for this good application of technology.
Father in heaven, please bless all those who are redeeming today’s technology for the extension of Your kingdom. For Jesus’ sake. Amen.