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I love my new iPad 2!

Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. 1 John 2:15-17(NIV)

Being the kind of person I am, things like new technology can cause me to not focus on the right things.  Take the iPad 2 or any new digital device; these types of things really hit my desires.  Did you know this passage is the devil’s formula for getting into your life?  If you find a story in the bible or look at your life, you will see that the devil always attacks the same way.  He moves on the lust of the flesh and eyes, and the pride of life.  Think about it.

If you know the devil’s formula for his attack, can you be better prepared to deal with it?  Do you agree this is his formula?  How can you prepare to not love the world but rather the creator of everything?

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2 Responses

  1. I’ve developed a saying that helps, sometimes not all of the time, with this.

    “The more pro-active you are, the better reaction you make when in certain situations.”

    In other words, the better you prepare, the better you react.

  2. The Spindrifter

    I think this may sum it up nicely, seems how Apple had that whole “1984” ad back in the day and all…

    http://www.recombinantrecords.net/docs/2009-05-Amusing-Ourselves-to-Death.html

    This isn’t a dig at you, but more of a general warning about how distractions are possibly ruining us all.

    The average American watches more than 4 hours of TV a day: http://www.csun.edu/science/health/docs/tv&health.html
    and the average American spends 68 hours online per month (really? I thought it would be higher than that) http://www.cleancutmedia.com/internet/you-watch-153-hours-of-tv-online-68-hours

    Technology has brought us many wonders, but how much of it do we really use for our personal enrichment and edification, instead of distraction and desire?

    It’s a question every person, secular or Christian or otherwise should be asking themselves. We are what we consume, and we ‘worship’ that to which we devote the most time. IS technology the new idolatry? I hear people jokingly call Google the ‘new God, it sees all and knows all’. How terrifyingly close to the truth, as far as human interaction is concerned.

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