The article below was written two years ago today. It was posted to our Google site before we transferred it to Wix. Many of our articles did not transfer over, but we felt this was a good one to share again. Enjoy.
The apostle Paul must have had supernatural knowledge of the internet and social media. I love how he says things like... "Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character" (I Corinthians 13:35) and "let no corrupt communication come out of your mouth" (Epheisans 4:29).
Social media is a necessary evil. We need it to communicate, spread the gospel and for building relationships. However, we need to heed a few warnings. 1) Be careful of the company you keep. 2) Be careful of the content you share. 3) Make sure that God is glorified in all things.
If you are reading this, from my personal page, then you are among about 3,000 people I consider my friends. Over the past 48 hours I have had to "purge" about 1200 people. Many of those people were individuals I did not know well or were unsure of their intentions for "following" me. It is nothing personal. Facebook only allows 5000 followers anyway.
If you want to glorify God on social media... let your light shine, but be careful how you do it. The parable of the sower used to be my model (Matthew 13). Sow the seed and let God work out the result. Now I am thinking differently. Let's follow the advice of Jesus to "be wise as serpents and innocent as doves" (Matthew 10:16). You don't have to fear the enemy, but you also shouldn't invite him to dinner. Have a blessed day!
You are loved.