We live in a day in which the use of many forms of technology (smartphones, laptops, tablets, etc.) is as common as breathing. And breathing is a good thing – as long as what you’re breathing isn’t toxic and destructive!
As believer’s, we need to heed the Holy Spirit’s exhortation – “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise…” (Eph. 5:15). Certainly one area which requires the exercise of great care and wisdom is our use of technology. The many forms of technology are not evil in and of themselves. But as with any good and beneficial thing, there are also great dangers we need to recognize and avoid.
I found this post, Technology and the Christian Life (by Dr. C.J. Williams), to be thought-provoking and helpful. Here’s the heart of Williams’ concern:
“In any case, one of the greatest daily challenges a Christian faces in the modern world is to think clearly about his or her use of any technology. Does it help you achieve good ends in your heavenly calling and service to Christ, or is it an avenue of distraction and temptation? Would Jesus look on and say, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant’”?
Beloved, God has given us a great stewardship. It’s not just about the time and resources we have, but about what we do with such time and resources. May God help us all to “walk worthy” of the calling He’s given us as His children (Eph. 4:1), and show great discipline and discernment in how we use what He’s given – including technology.
Because Christ lives and is returning,