We hear a lot about social media inÂ the news. Some recent suicidesÂ have been attributed to online bullying.Â Sometimes we dwell on nasty things weÂ read about other people, even if we haveÂ never even met them because it makesÂ us feel slightly better about our ownÂ lives.
We can meet many friends online.Â But we may have a big surprise if we everÂ meet in person because we can portrayÂ ourselves as we want to be, hiding allÂ our irritating habits and issues.
In a school, the police gave a presentationÂ about social media. BeforeÂ attending the presentation the constableÂ obtained the names of the studentsÂ from the school. Using social media,Â the female constable then created aÂ fake male identity. She, posing as aÂ male, invited the students to be herÂ friends. Many of the students acceptedÂ the friendship. During the discussionÂ the students learned that the male theyÂ had befriended was actually the femaleÂ constable. She was pointing out to theÂ students that you cannot trust everyoneÂ online.
Trust is something of great value.Â Hopefully each of you has someone inÂ your life that you can trust with yourÂ secrets. The Bible tells us, â€œA talebearerÂ reveals secrets, but he who is of a faithfulÂ spirit conceals a matterâ€ (ProverbsÂ 11:13). Throughout the Bible we learnÂ about Godâ€™s Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.Â He is a Friend we can trust â€“ absolutely!Â He is perfect. The Bible does not sayÂ anything untrue nor does it exaggerateÂ any details about the Lord Jesus. ThereÂ is nothing negative about Him. â€œThoseÂ who know Your name will put their trustÂ in You; For You, Lord, have not forsakenÂ those who seek Youâ€ (Psalm 9:10).
We can be honest with the LordÂ Jesus Christ and allow Him to see usÂ as we really are. He accepts us in spiteÂ of our sin and failure. He has promisedÂ to forgive our sin and accept us withÂ unfailing love. He will never share ourÂ story with anybody else. He is a specialÂ friend.
One day, we donâ€™t know when, theÂ Lord Jesus is returning to this world toÂ take all the Christians to be with Him.Â We donâ€™t know when we may breatheÂ our last and be ushered into eternity.Â It is most important that we know theÂ Saviour personally before it is too late!Â What we learn about the Saviour fromÂ the Bible will not be contradicted atÂ all when we meet Him in person inÂ Eternity.
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