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Jason Silver

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Thoughts and Reflections on Scripture

2017

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Friday, June 16th, 2017

This psalm talks about the futility of worshipping idols - gods who, though they may have eyes, and ears, and feet, cannot see or hear or walk.

We may not live in an era where people worship statues, but we worship other things - mostly money and fame.

I think fame is of particular note in the current era. Prestige especially seems to be something we're all hungering for.

Did you know that science has shown a direct correlation between how much time a person spends on social media, and how depressed they feel? I think it stirs up feelings of jealousy and discontent. What is posting, essentially, than a type of bragging? "This is how great I look, this is how beautiful a family I have, this is the fantastic vacation I get to be on! Don't you love my life?"

It's nothing that social media has caused, rather, Facebook has highlighted an underlying tendency of us all - it's human nature to look for meaning and fulfillment in things which can never satisfy.