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THE GOD OF SOCIAL MEDIA

DOUG BULLOCK

 
Let me first say; Social Media can be a good thing! Technology can be a good thing! If you know anything about me, you know that I enjoy the advancements in technology, especially Apple products. I also have enjoyed the advances in the technology in what we would call smart homes. That is a lot of fun as well. It is impressive to have seen the advancement in such a short time with computers and cell phones. It’s also interesting and tells you the importance that people place on social media that one of the wealthiest people in the world is a younger man who invented Facebook. While I do see the value and even importance of social media today, I am left with the thought, who is the God of social media? 
 
The answer is a simple one, but what we do with it is a different story entirely.
John 1:1-5 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God [2] The same was in the beginning with God. [3] All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. [4] In him was life; and the life was the light of men. [5] And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
 
The same God that spoke and the world appeared, the same God that created you and me, is the God of social media. See, I told you that was simple. Now let’s do something about it.

 

I have heard young people say that people say things like God and the Bible are not relevant to us today in the 21st century. While I do understand that when the Bible was written, things like Facebook and the internet were not around, I also believe that the Bible is truth, and it is for all people, all places, and all times. So while society and technology has changed over the years, God has not.
 

Malachi 3:6 – For I am the Lord, I change not…

Hebrews 13:8 – Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
 
So if you’re a Christian, does your social media reflect God? I hope we fully understand and realize that the person that we are on social media is the person that we truly are. It is so crucial for us to realize that what we like, share, and repost, etc. puts a stamp of approval on those things. 
 
2 Chronicles 16:9 – For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him…
 
It’s like being one person on Sunday, and then somebody else the rest of the week. With social media, you can even be in church listening to the preaching of the Word of God and be somebody different than you proclaim to be to others face to face. We can fool a lot of people, but not God.

 

1 Samuel 16:7 – But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.

 
We can also use social media to point others to Jesus Christ by proclaiming what He has done for us, and who He is to us. The Psalmist said: “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works…” Psalm 139:14.

 

So, who is your God of social media? 

   

Luke 16:13 – No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

DOUG BULLOCK

SUMMIT STUDENT MINISTRY PASTOR