To connect refers to bringing into contact so that a real link or relationship is established. Unfortunately, this definition did not foresee how electronics and technology would pervert this term. Subsequently, when individuals pick up their phones in public this act is essentially connecting to the internet to disconnect.
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh, Genesis 2:24.
According to the Bible, God’s original intent of creating human beings is to become married, have children and spend the rest of their lives together. While some still abide and strive to live this out, many have developed counter views. This disagreement has divided churches, families and nations. Yet, as consumers observe and notice how people tune out others due to cell phones perhaps a movement will begin to end this poor societal habit.
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect, Romans 12:1-2.
The apostle Paul provides a solution for this dilemma. To avoid connecting to disconnect requires a spiritual act of worship. Instead of taking a self-indulgence approach, God wants individuals to dedicate their gifts and talents to the Lord. As people begin to read, study and meditate on the Bible, minds will become transformed from their previous way of thinking. If you continue on this track, God promises to reveal His ultimate will for your life. Put your phone down today or else you might fall prey to connecting to disconnect.
by Jay Mankus