I enjoy the benefits of the internet. When I want to know the answer to a burning question, I often do an internet search. People find my blog almost every day by asking what kind of foods to avoid on a fluoride free diet.
But the other day I read a search question that concerned me, “Is it okay for me to lead a women’s Bible study?” Since when do we need the internet’s permission to do something like lead a Bible study? This kind of question should send us to the Bible, to our husbands, and possibly our pastor for counsel. We should pray over these decisions and then obey the Lord, even if a thousand sources on the internet tell us we should do something different.
Has our dependence on instant answers gone too far? As much as I love the ability to find information quickly, I sometimes wonder if our modern information technology isn’t another form of the tower of babel. On the internet, we put our knowledge together with everyone else’s knowledge and then whenever we want to know something we can do a search and find an answer. Only God knows everything. But we, in an attempt to be like God, have created a god in our own image, and we depend on it more than we depend on God.
There is a place for information sharing, and I think the internet has legitimate uses, BUT my prayer is that we will remember that God’s word has the answer to every important question we will ever ask. His word is inspired by Himself, is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, so that we may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. Let’s look to God–He has given us everything we need.