Have you noticed lately that a lot of your “new Christian” friends are taking to posting every little detail or scripture they come across, all over Facebook and Twitter? We gotta be careful not to play the one-up game. You post a bible quote, so I’m gonna post a better one. Unfortunately, many folks who claim to be followers of Jesus, don’t really understand what that title means. In an effort to appear holy, they take to social media, spouting random scriptures and giving bad advice; not for the glory of God, but for “likes” and “retweets”. In Galatians 1:10, the apostle Paul said, “For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
Paul knew that following Christ meant becoming an enemy of the world. Jesus wasn’t interested in “likes” and “retweets”. He was interested in saving the lost by bringing them the good news of salvation. His true followers behaved the same way.
Be careful who you’re listening to and reading “spiritual” quotes from. The bible states that in the last days, even the elite will be deceived. Just because someone’s quote might sound cool, doesn’t mean it’s biblical truth. They might not even understand what they’ve written and shared. Before you share a biblical quote, make sure you understand what it means. True followers seek only to do the Lord’s work, not show everyone else how spiritual we can be. More of Him and less of ourselves.