Putting God First in the Digital Age

Prioritizing God's Word

DAILY DEVOTIONS

9/15/2023

person in gray pants and black socks
person in gray pants and black socks

Putting God First in the Digital Age

We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. Hebrews 2:1

In this digital era of technology, we are constantly bombarded with information and distractions. The real challenge we face is how we maintain our strong connection to our faith and avoid being drawn away from what genuinely holds significance. Are we making a conscious effort to prioritize God's Word in the midst of all the noise and distractions brought about by the digital age? are we prioritizing God's Word amidst the digital noise?

Let's consider some important questions; What is the first thing we do in the morning, and does it include spending time with God's Word? How often do we find our hands and minds aligned with our mobile devices, even during our sleep? In our daily routines, are we consciously seeking God's presence or are we drifting away in the digital sea? One research says 80% of our time is aligned with mobile and other electronic gadgets. The point is not to stop using our mobiles or machines, but rather the point is to use them wisely.

Let's view this from a biblical perspective. The Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30) tells of a master who entrusts different amounts of talents to his servants. Those who invest and multiply their talents are praised, while one who buries his talent is rebuked. This story emphasizes the responsibility of using our resources, including technology, wisely and for God's glory.

In the New Testament: Matthew 6:33 declares that - But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. In the Old Testament we can see in Psalm 119:105 - Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. The Bible underscores that our top priority should be God's Word, guiding us in this digital age and helping us to overcome the negative effects of it.

As followers of the Bible, we have a clear purpose: to use technology as a means of sharing our talents aligned with the Gospel teachings by guiding and supporting people on their spiritual journeys. In the Bible, we are instructed to fulfill this mission (Matthew 28:19-20), and we should ask ourselves where we currently stand in carrying out this important duty.

In today's digital age, where technology and its challenges are everywhere, the Church, parents, pastors, and schools are incredibly important. They have significant roles in guiding us and showing us how to get closer to God. They help us understand how to live our lives in a way that aligns with God's teachings and values even in this digital era. This parable teaches us that we have a responsibility to use the resources we have, including technology, in a smart and God-honoring way. It reminds us not to waste the gifts and opportunities we have been given but to use them to do good and bring glory to God.

We must examine ourselves in this techno-world whether we are truly fulfilling God's mission, adopting a Christ-like mindset, and aligning our actions with God's will. Are we leveraging technology to share His message? How should we prioritize teachings and the values of Jesus Christ to the next generations. Emphasizing the importance of God's Word over worldly desires is crucial for keeping their hearts and minds aligned with the Bible.

Heavenly Father, in this age of digital technology, help us pay the most careful attention to Your Word, so we do not drift away from our faith. Grant us the wisdom and discipline to prioritize Your Word over worldly distractions. May we be beacons of light, using technology to spread Your Gospel and fulfill Your mission. Lord, empower us to fulfill Your will and share Your message throughout the world. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

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