"...sitting for hours in cyberspace without producing anything for the church or the family or for the economic progress of your little kingdom that God has given you..." ~Scott BrownWhile listening last evening to a message given by Scott Brown at the recent Family Economics Conference, I was struck by this little quote and was convicted (once again, thank you very much) by how much of a distraction the Internet is! Mr. Brown was quick to point out that the computer and the world it opens up for us is truly a blessing from God. The challenge he presented us with, however, is to examine whether we are using our computers to be productive, or if it was simply (or even mostly) an opportunity for entertainment. And while this isn't a post to bash entertainment, after all our chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever, we should be willing to consider how we are using our time. Entertainment isn't sin. But it certainly can be a kingdom destroying diversion.
So how am I using my time on the computer? Am I being productive, at all?
Proverbs 31:27 - She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Proverbs 31:31 - Give her the product of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.
Food for thought.