The Dos and Don’ts of Social Media

Some people just like to post constantly about themselves.

1 Corinthians 10:23-33

Reference: “No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭10:24‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: Social media can be very self centred. Some people just like to post constantly about themselves.

It naturally lends to this as people write what they are thinking, what their children are doing, food they are eating and places they are visiting. And then there are the selfies. A constant posting of photos that contain yourself more than your surroundings.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Posts I always appreciate are those that love on other people. As you can tag other members in your post, you can let them (and all your friends) know how thankful you are for them.

Whenever someone does something nice for another, a grateful post can follow, sharing their appreciation. This is when social media is used for good rather than evil.

Application: When Paul was writing to the Corinthians in the first century, social media had not yet been invented.

And yet, 1 Corinthians 10:24 can easily be applied to how we function online. “No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.”

This is how we should act online, in our homes, in our workplaces, with our friends and even with strangers. If everyone was looking out for the good of others then our world would be a better place.

In fact, we reflect the Kingdom of God every time we put our own good aside for the sake of someone else. Let’s be more mindful of doing this in all areas of our life.

Prayer: Lord, You always look for the good of others. May we do the same today. Amen.

How can you seek the good of others?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.

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