Social media (blogging, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), as technology, is neutral and harmless. Social media can and should be used for the glory of God and the advancement of the gospel in every possible way. But natural-born idolaters like you and me are no more than a few clicks away from making this good thing a god thing.
I catch myself looking at the stats on my three blogs. I can easily do the same with Facebook and Twitter.
Why do I do that?
Could it be because of pride? When my stats are good I feel just a little more important about myself. Does that take away attention from God and his son Jesus.
That's the point of this Resurgence blog post--Justification by Twitter--by Dustin Neeley of Louisville, Kentucky.
He writes: The most dangerous of these tainted meals is pride. Few other creations in history have allowed us to see how "important" we and our thoughts are with such tantalizing immediacy as our blog and tweet stats.
He gives three suggestions to keep that from happening: think before you post, considering fasting from social media for a season and believe the gospel where you first go for the approval of God that comes through Jesus Christ.
Food for thought on a Wednesday morning in mid-Michigan.