Smartphone Idolatry



An idol is anything which takes the place of God in our lives and robs Him of our wholehearted devotion of which He is so worthy.  Is it possible that the smartphone and other electrical devices can become overly important to us?  Consider the following:  “Without a smartphone I can do nothing.”  “I can do all things through my smartphone that accompanies me.”  “Blessed be my smartphone that comforts me in all my tribulations that I may be able to text them which are in any trouble.”   “My smartphone is sufficient for me.”  “My smartphone which has done a good work in me will perform it until the next one comes out.”   “I count all things but loss for the excellency of the possession of my smartphone.”   “My smartphone shall supply all my need according to the power in the grid.” “The cell phone is my guide, I shall not want.”    "My smartphone will never leave me and will never forsake me."  "On thy screen will I meditate day and night."   “Text without ceasing!”  “Looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the new Apple device.”  “Let us hold fast our smartphone.”   “When I am weak, my signal is strong.”  “Fear not, for the apps will help thee!”

 Electronics certainly have a place and can be wonderfully used for the glory of God.  But good things can be easily abused, robbing us of the full enjoyment of a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ.  Beware lest a good thing rob you of the best thing.  “But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that . . . they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.”  (1 Corinthians 7:29,31)   “Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.”  (1 John 5:21) 



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