Translations: Chinese GB Big5

Misplaced Trust in Technology

Isaiah 22:8-11
He removed the protection of Judah.
You looked in that day to the armor of the House of the Forest;
You also saw the damage to the city of David, That it was great;
And you gathered together the waters of the lower pool.
You numbered the houses of Jerusalem, And the houses you broke down To fortify the wall.
You also made a reservoir between the two walls For the water of the old pool.
But you did not look to its Maker, Nor did you have respect for Him who fashioned it long ago.

Judah will survive the Assyrian onslaught. But as a whole their trust was not in God but in their own devises. This misplacement of trust, which amounts to idolatry, would later lead to their captivity by the Babylonian some years later.

Today we experience many effects of sin, whether of our own sin or someone else's. Because of the fall of Adam and Eve we experience alot of problems in life. But what do we look to solve or overcome those problems?  Consider 2 Chronicles 16:12  "in the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa became diseased in his feet, and his malady was severe; yet in his disease he did not seek the LORD, but the physicians." This is not to say that we should abandon science and technology, but rather that in these things we should first seek God who is the Creator of all such things. While we use the created things for our service, we should acknowledge the Creator of those things and not put our trust in ourselves.

A most blatant violation of this principle is to refuse to acknowledge one's personal sin while using techology to help overcome the effects of such sin, such as living in sexual immorality but using condoms to overcome sexual diseases. Such a person views the problem as the potential sexual disease and not their sexually immoral behavior itself. This misplaced view of the real problem is due to turning away from God as Lord and Creator.

The Berean Christian Bible Study Resources Jul 29,2015