Correction–Jesus died especially for the sins on the internet. In the 90’s, when the internet first became available in homes, I heard warnings from a few people, leaders that I respected, to stay away from the internet. They saw its potential for evil and it scared them. As I considered their fears, the Lord gave me a dream. In the dream, I saw my computer screen and at the top of the screen I saw the top of the cross. Jesus looked at me from the cross and spoke! He said, “I died for the sins on the internet, too.”
Wow. That was revelatory to say the least.
The internet can be a useful tool but, except for fellowship with the wonderful people God created, it has no life. It just knows things.
I go to the internet to research word definitions and medical advice. I check in with my “peeps” on Facebook. More often, I use the internet to research craft ideas, Bible verses, and commentaries for the vast array of children’s curriculum I am involved with in 2019.
However, knowing GOOD things can be deceitful. It is better to know GOD and be led by the Spirit of God. God wants us to lean into Him, wait and listen for Him, and consult Him first. Look at Jesus, as Isaiah prophesied that Jesus would be led by God’s Spirit:
The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him,
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The Spirit of counsel and might,
The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.
His delight is in the fear of the Lord,
And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes,
Nor decide by the hearing of His ears;
The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord–they go together. Fear God enough to go to Him first. It is better to know LIFE and be led by the Spirit of God than to get KNOWLEDGE without Him. May I be so bold as to say that the internet is actually a huge part of that original Tree of Knowledge? It just knows things. There is no life there.
Let’s live life from the inside out, not the outside in. Don’t allow outer beeps and buzzes of our cell phone dictate our day, but live with one ear to heaven at all times. God LOVES this because He can easily give His life to a person who is paying attention to Him.