Boundaries on Technology

Technology can be a wonderful thing, but if we aren't careful it will control our lives. Here are practical verses to help set boundaries.
August 18, 2023

Technology can be such a wonderful thing. It can be used for such great things but also can be used for some not-so-good things. Can you scroll through Facebook, TikTok, or any other platform and not sin or not be tempted? Yes, you can, but it will not be easy! In our culture, the temptation is coming from every direction. Comparison, consumerism, sexual temptation, and so much more.

1 Corinthians 10:23 says, “All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up. You need to assess your technology use. Is it helpful in your life? Does it build up you or others? 

Furthermore, Ephesians 5:15-17, says:
15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Ephesians 5 speaks to how short the days that we have in this world are and how we should use them in the best way possible. Take a minute and exam your week; even write it down to help you visualize it. Write down all your must-do activities. And if there are normal times on technology, whether social media, television, or electronic games, write those down also. On average, Americans spend 7 hours looking at a screen each day.

Are you using your time in the wisest manner?

Pray through Psalms 90:12, “So teach us to number our days so that we may get a heart of wisdom.” Ask the Lord to show you have best to use your time and how that can incorporate technology or what boundaries you should set.