Oh internet, oftentimes, the bearer of woe. You assist teens in becoming addicted to cycling through hundreds of dumb videos on youtube. You addict men to porn. You “help” everybody to spend countless hours on Facebook, the ideal place for wasting time.
And you help addict Christians to blogs.
I’m trying to stop reading blogs. I only follow a couple now. At certain choice times, inadvertently my mouse wanders over to the search bar and somehow my keyboard magically takes me to the unedifying atmosphere of pride on the blog sphere. It’s the person who posts about fifteen hundred words per day on random topics mostly involving ovens, it’s the bitter one who’s mad at the whole world, or it might be the kid who posts every day, with bad grammar and is an angel (lol, who am I talking about?!), etc, etc. etc.
To sum it all up, blogs are the new way that everybody gets their unhelpful content into everybody’s hearts and minds. If you want to you can find bitterness, hate, lust, and all the things that God hates on the internet. If there is a desire for bitterness, one can certainly find someone who will agree with them in the blog sphere. Explore the world young padawan.
In all seriousness and love, guys and girls, don’t let the bitterness and hate that infiltrates the internet mess with you. Resist the temptation to visit a blog that makes you become hot under the collar, or begs an angry, impetuous comment that can float out into anonymity. There are many bitter angry people on the internet and they’ll say whatever they want to say whether it’s kind, true, loving, or not. Don’t worry, just let them go their way and hope they don’t kill people. God calls us all to account for what we do or say at the end of our lives. We are not here to call everybody to account, but to redeem the time God has given us for His kingdom.
What should blogs be about? They should be just like our speech.
Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
You want to address hard issues? Address them wisely. Don’t just spout, like most blogs do. (Mine can tend to be that way. ;-P)