Bro Nathan posted a fine balanced post on the topic of Facebook recently. I thought about merely adding a comment, but then I decided more people would see my thoughts on it this way.
II TIMOTHY 2:3,4
3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
Does Facebook entagle you in the “affairs of this life”, or is it merely a communication tool for you?
Are you wasting many hours playing the games and scrolling through pictures of people you hardly know?
I’ll agree that it has it’s uses, but I will definitely say that there are MANY trappings that we just don’t need.
Today VGR put out a post of a testimony that a young person that struggled with too many pulls of the world. I thought some of the person’s testimony where striking:
“…all that time I considered myself to be a Christian but somehow I had become a part of this world.“
Now, this believer was struggling with many things online, streaming TV shows, not just Facebook. Yet I ask you to consider what YOU have become entangled in online and how “a part” of this world you have become all the while considering yourself to be just fine as a Christian. The devil would like to pull us down my friends; all the while trying to keep us thinking we’re “just fine”.
So I ask, are you entangled?
As for myself, I decided I was entangled too much and that I would have more focus and energy towards things I need to be doing and improving in my life than I would with it.
Please understand, I do not disagree with my good friend Bro Nathan. I believe it CAN and is used for good. It’s a great communication tool. I would merely ask however if it is entangling you without you realizing it?
Be careful, check up, stay awake. Don’t be entangled with the affairs of this world.