04 November 2010

Thoughts for Those Considering Blogging

Pastor Todd Wilson wisely reflected (this Spring) on good and godly blogging after a conversation with (who else?) Justin Taylor.

1 comment:

Mike Jeshurun said...

This is indeed a very good post and truly a soul-searching one for those involved in ‘Blogs’, whether they own one or just occasionally post their views on one. The questions raised are very appropriate and here are my thoughts concerning my own involvement in Blogs.

As a Christian, why do I want to Blog?

Truth is I would have been a Blogger even if I wasn’t a Christian. But my ‘Blog’ however profound or sophisticated would have been just worthless, because as a ‘lost person’ my Blog would have been something pertaining to either the body or the mind. Or even if I had a Blog as many do with material pertaining to the soul, without the True Gospel, and the True Christ it would be like the ‘blind leading the blind’!

But now as a Christian who has been taught the Absolute Sovereignty of the Thrice Holy God, I truly have something to say! And I want to say it with every means that is at my disposal.

We notice even in Jesus’ time almost everyone who was touched by Him couldn’t keep it to themselves but went and published it abroad. The Samaritan woman – “Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ”? [Jn 4:29] The Gadarene Demoniac departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel’. [[Mk 5:20]. Then there was this Leper whom Jesus healed and even commanded – ‘See thou say nothing to any man: but go thy way, show thyself to the priest …” But he went out, and began to PUBLISH IT MUCH, AND TO BLAZE ABROAD THE MATTER, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in desert places’ [Mk 1:45]

What am I saying? Just this – If you are truly saved, then you really have something to say [Act 4:20]. May be you consider yourself not smart enough to maintain a Blog, or are too busy for such a thing. But surely you know basic typing to type at least a few lines.

Then why not take active part and comment on other’s posts that you agree with and throw in your mite. It doesn’t take a whole lot to just type at least, “I agree! God bless you for posting this”.

The Apostle said, “But to do good and to COMMUNICATE forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased”. [Heb 13:16]. The word ‘communicate’ in the Greek is Koynohneeah which according to Strong’s is translated – participation, social interaction, and communication. So start today, and tell us Christians, if not the whole world what Christ has done for you or what you think of the many Godly articles posted in this Blog.

You will be amazed as to how much such participation will bless your heart and encourage you. The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. [Prov 11:25]