Is the use of your phone bringing glory to God?

As Christians, we are called to use our gifts and talents for the glory of God. But in today’s world, it’s hard to imagine life without our smartphones. They have become an integral part of our daily lives, and it’s easy to get lost in the endless scroll of social media, the constant notifications, and the endless stream of information. So, the question we must ask ourselves is this: Is the use of our phones bringing glory to God?

The Bible reminds us in Colossians 3:17, “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” This verse reminds us that everything we do, whether it’s using our phones or doing anything else, should be done for the glory of God.

But, we should also be aware that our phones can distract us from God. Jesus reminds us in Matthew 6:33, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” When we’re constantly checking our phones, we’re not seeking first God’s kingdom and righteousness. We’re putting something else before God.

On the other hand, we can use our phones to bring glory to God. The Bible encourages us in Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” We can use our phones to read and listen to things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy. We can use our phones to read the Bible and to connect with other believers.

In conclusion, the use of our phones can be a double-edged sword. It can distract us from God or it can be used to bring glory to God. It’s up to us to choose how we will use this powerful tool. Let us choose to use our phones in ways that will bring glory to God, as Colossians 3:17 reminds us, and to seek first his kingdom and righteousness, as Matthew 6:33 reminds us.

Let us pray. Dear Lord, help us to use our phones in ways that bring glory to you. Help us to be mindful of the ways in which our phones can distract us from you and to use them instead to serve you and others. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

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