This is one of the more idolatrous generations of all time. There may not be an actual carved image that people worship in every home, but there are technological idols in almost every home to man. These are people’s TVs, gaming consoles, phones, tablets, computers/laptops, and much more. They may not look like actual idols on the outside, but if they are taking away your precious time from God, then they are indeed moving you further from Him and onto them instead. Even now as I speak, all the rage is the new Xbox Series X and Sony PlayStation 5. So many people want their hands on them and their videos on YouTube are in the millions of views. Even the preorders for these gaming consoles are already sold out in most places. The talk in town is about what console to get and the games that come with them. Even the Nintendo Switch has been sold out all summer long because of the high demand for that console also. This pandemic has surely turned so many people’s hearts away from God and into gaming instead. Even has the amount of TV time with Netflix and other streaming services stolen the hearts of people from God like a pandemic. So in this case I am calling this pandemic a slaughter to the souls of men who were once on the verge of being saved or were saved. And now these special people who were once for God are stolen away and gone away these strange idols instead, which is very sad. My heart aches to know that so many good people have gone astray and are now being led on the path to hell. God save their souls before it is too late.
Jesus said, “lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” (Matthew 6:19-24) “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33) So these things that people get excited for, are they treasures from God or man? Man! Will they eventually grow old and rust away? Yes. Thieves are interested in these goods also. And so they come in and steal away these idols of men. However, as Christians, we don’t get caught up in things like gaming consoles, TV, phones, computers, and other gadgets, for our precious time is with God. We cannot serve both God and the pleasures of our flesh. Therefore, use your phones, computers, TVs, and other things as God intended. Even to reach out to reach to peoples who are so far away. Gaming consoles, however, are a waste of our time and should be tossed to the curb and thrown into the trash.
Let us pray:
Lord, have mercy upon the souls of men. So many people are on the pathway to hell and don’t even realize it. Some of them may think that they are saved, but really their soul is on the verge of destruction come death. I wish that people would learn to fear You as I do. Then, would people think twice before playing their precious video game consoles. They would think twice before they go out and purchase a new gaming console like the Xbox or PlayStation. If people really loved You, then there would be no time for gaming such as this, but only seeking Your hand in Bible Study, prayer, worship, ministry, and loving one another. The day that I was set free from console gaming, plus steam, was the day that I found so much more time to read the Bible, pray, and to also witness Your truths with others on the streets. There is love in my heart towards others, while there used to be selfishness. I am no longer tied down by the idols of this life but are carried away in the treasures that only come from heaven. Lord, it is my ultimate desire in life to be drawn to You daily. I don’t want any more distractions in my life, but to be completely made whole by Your mighty hand. It is my prayer that more people will be set free from their idols. And only You can help them understand what they are seeking is worldly in nature and also has consequences, lest they repent. How could people allow the enemy to steal their souls away like this? Surely, he has come and crept into houses and planted these devices, that more people would give themselves over to them and not You. This is disheartening and it brings me to tears to know what has happened in this evil and wicked generation. Come, Jesus! May the lost come to You while there still is time. I believe in You. I love You, God. Amen.