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Responsibly Wielding the Internet

In Proverbs 25:27-28 Solomon wisely warns,

____________ It is not good to eat much honey,
_________________ nor is it glorious to seek one’s own glory.
____________ A man without self-control
_________________ is like a city broken into and left without walls.

Ancient words, but wisdom captured within those words that continues to be relevant.

  • There’s more online “honey” than I can wade through in a lifetime. Honey is good, but too much of it will make me sick.
  • In the modern age of social media, it’s easier than ever to seek my own glory.
  • The Internet gateway is by no means inherently sinful. But every time I pass through that gateway my self-control will be tested.
  • If I let my guard down, the incredible tide of information and connectivity can quickly turn into a tsunami of deceit and destruction.
All of which begs the question: Am I responsibly wielding the Internet for sanctified joy and God’s glory or am I abusing it as I travel further and further down the pathway of irresponsibility and wastefulness?

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