This is the seventh chapter of my chapter-by-chapter review of John Dyer’s “From the Garden to the City.” You can read my other posts here.
God is into technology.
Remember the story from Sunday School when your teacher put Moses on the flannel graph with the stone tablets? This story was never as exciting as the one where he breaks up the golden calf and makes the people drink it, but I’m sure you can recall the basic story. Moses goes up the mountain and God writes the Ten Commandments on stone tablets. Pretty standard, I mean, stone tablets are far from cutting edge.
Yet, most scholars believe this happened sometime 1500 BC. What’s crazy about that date is that it puts those stone tablets in the early years of alphabetical writing. When God carved His law into those tablets, many cultures were just beginning to use written language.
God was employing the latest and greatest technology of the day to teach His people.
Today we have the opportunity to use technology to raise money for clean water. We can communicate with missionaries on the field or setup a monthly tithe without having to remember your checkbook on Sunday morning. People are using technology to make the Bible available on smart phones, broadcasting solid Biblical preaching, or shedding light on issues like sex trafficking. The possibilities are endless, and God is waiting for His people to step up and do something for His kingdom with the latest forms of technology.
What amazing uses of technology have you seen employed for the kingdom?