Thursday, Sept 25, 2014

Big Brother may not be watching, but his Little Brother is, a.k.a. THE INTERNET. Obviously, not all of the Internet is bad, but the potential for great harm is there. A recent article in the international journal The Economist detailed some aspects of the “brave, new world” of internet commerce that are chilling. The data breach at Target aside, the loss of personal freedoms, and the ability to track anyone, anywhere, anytime is way out of hand. According the article:

  • Americans spend more than 12 hours a day consuming media and web media is half of that.
  • 1.7 billion people have smartphones and the number is rapidly rising.
  • More and more people are volunteering more and more information about themselves without realizing the consequences.
  • Advertisers (and God knows who else) are able to identify over 100 data points (confidential pieces of information) about any selected individual via mobile phones, including where you are, what you buy, when you buy, and why you buy it.
  • By your giving any site access to personal information, you have no idea what so-called “third parties” will also know a lot about you. For example, a well-known shampoo company teamed with the Weather Channel to target specific hair products based on weather reports according to zip codes. What if the object was attacking a certain belief system, not damp hair or dandruff?

Remember when prophecy buffs were up in arms at the possibility of grocery store scanners? That seems archaic now. And lest we get all worried about the abilities of unscrupulous individuals or companies knowing more about us than we wish, imagine where all this is going? Can the Thought Police be far behind? Can the Anti-Christ be chuckling in the wings, ready to take center stage? Don’t panic, but do get free! Get delivered. As the trends above continue, you need to be battle-ready to fight Satan before his little brother demons do a number on you. 

 


An encouraging word:  STRENGTH IN QUIETNESS

In times like these with war raging around us, evil flourishing on every side, and the faith of many growing weak, how can we maintain spiritual balance? Isaiah 30:15 has a word for you and me: In quietness and trust is your strength. Whew, I feel better after reading that. When stress comes and hope seems to fail, just be quiet. Don’t cry out in anguish. Trust God. That is true strength. Three verses later the prophet adds, “Blessed are all who wait for Him.” Today, be quiet, be strong, and be blessed.


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