Don’t give the Devil a Foothold

by Belinda Kendall

 

Ephesians 4:27 says, “and, do not give the devil a foothold.”

-When you use your cell phone for directions, your phone already knows where you are. You just need to put in the address of where you are going.

-Stores now have what they call a discount card. When you use this card you are able to get a special on products. They know what you like to eat, drink, and what medicine you take.

-When you search the web for cars, houses, or clothes, notice the ads that will appear on your screen for those items when you are on other sites. The all of a sudden you start getting emails, you didn’t sign up for.

-Now they have security systems that can put cameras in your house so you can see what’s going on when you are not there. Makes you wonder if they are watching you without you knowing

-Everybody wants a car with Navigation, but do you know you can pull up your past travels?

-When using your bank card to make purchases someone is keeping track of your purchases. Someone told me one time never buy books that are controversial with your bank card, because now they know what you are reading and how much knowledge you have.

-When you go into certain grocery stores, depending on what side of town you are on, notice what the first thing is you see. Some stores will have displays of water and healthy foods. Others will have sodas and unhealthy snacks.

-If you subscribe to the local newspaper, depending on what your zip code is, will determined the type of coupons you receive.

Years ago I watched a movie on Lifetime called “Fine Things.” It was about the devil that moved into this town as a shop owner, and was able to gain control by putting your heart’s desire in the store window. Once you saw it you couldn’t help but buy it, and then he had control.

Don’t give the devil a foothold? He has already got a foothold we call it technology and convenience. You just need to know how to manage it.

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