With the rise of social media and the need for attention, some believers have become "digital publicans". On any given day one can open their Facebook or Instagram and find bible verses quoted, images of Jesus, crosses, and people offering up wisdom in bytes. I often wonder, do they ever open up a bible? An actual book with worn edges, the evidence of use.
Luke 18:10-14 KJV
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Jesus warns us in Luke 18 to be careful and not seek eye service or to please man rather than please God. It is so easy to pick up our smartphone and announce to the world how spiritual we are, yet God sees our heart.
Luke 12:3 KJV
Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
Be careful to get your reward in heaven, not on earth.
help me to love and honor you in the dark even when nobody else can see but you"