Jesus and Trending

Last week I acquired another follower on my blog called Godinterest which claims to be a Christian version of Pinterest. I have to admit that I do not bother with trending myself. True, I like my posts being liked by others and it is nice to see that people have visited my site. At the present time I have had hits from 35 countries, not bad considering the modest total of hits of just over 400 of official hits. Though I cannot help think that there is a danger that courting popularity will compromise the truth. One sometimes gets helpful hints as to make your blog more popular, but should one always take them? After all many of the Bible’s characters were hardly flavour of the month. I mean if Jeremiah was writing a blog on the eve of the fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC, nobody would have liked his posts and nearly all his friends would have unfriended him. At that time the truth was not something they wanted to hear. King Ahab never liked what Elijah had to say. When we come to the New Testament, we find that there were times when Jesus seemed to be very popular, especially after the feeding of the 5000, but he knew that some of that was for the wrong reasons. Shortly after Peter made his confession that Jesus was the Messiah, Jesus went on to start talking about the cross, then Peter began to dissuade Jesus from talking in such a way, but all it earned him was the rebuke – “Get behind me Satan.” Again at the time of His triumphal entry into Jerusalem He was extremely popular but within a week another crowd would shout – “Crucify Him!”
All in all I just do not see Jesus, if He was on earth today, pouring out His attention over trending statistics and worrying about such things.
David Rose 2014,

About davidgrose

I am a Bible believing Christian, brought up in the Brethren Movement, and now find myself associating with charismatics even though I do not always agree with them. I am in full-time employment. I have interests in history and photography amongst others.
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