During a church service, it is announced that a certain guest speaker will be ministering the following Sunday. You have never heard of the speaker and you decide to do a search on “google” about the person? Does this sound familiar? How many of us have done this or do this fairly often?
Let’s go back to the bible days. We all know of the account of Joseph in the bible. Genesis 39 to 40 details the account of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife. Thank God that there was no “google” or internet search engine in those days. I am sure, if there was our God would have still placed Joseph where He wanted him to be. However, on a more serious note, this shows how careful we need to be with modern day technology.
Or let’s look at David in the bible. Yes David did wrong and paid a heavy price for it, however, the Lord did not cast him away. The Lord forgave David. When the Lord forgives, He forgives and cleanses us from all unrighteousness , 1 John 1: 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Google might have an account, but God has a different account. Whose report will you believe? Jesus Christ our Lord is the root and offspring of David (Revelation 22: 16).
How careful we need to be in these days. Can you always believe what you read on “google” about a person or ministry? Do you know whether or not the report is true? And if it is true, do you know whether or not they have made peace with God? The last thing you want to do is cut yourself off a stream of life because of a report on google.
We have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2: 16), and we have the Holy Spirit who will guide us into all truth (John 16: 13) if we allow Him.
Let us be careful not to cut ourselves off a stream of life or ministry/ person that will connect us to insights we need to get us to our destiny.
We have the greater on that lives within us and we need to seek Him in all things. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God (not google), are the sons of God.
Let us make kingdom minded and Christ like decisions in everything we do.
Sacrifice is a step beyond convenience. Bill Johnson