Messenger – 2022 vs 700 BC

Do you use Facebook Messenger to send messages to your friends and family? I do, mainly because it’s easier to use than texting in my particular case.

As I was studying the Book of Matthew this week, I noticed a correlation between then and now. There were different types of “messengers” in biblical times, including the prophets.

My first thought was “Why did Facebook pick the name Messenger specifically? Doesn’t this reduce this word from a Holy person like Isaiah, prophecizing about Jesus in Biblical times, to some modern 2022 product used for profit? Another example of good versus evil?” It hit a nerve.

After my emotions settled, I thought about how “I” use facebook messenger. Do I use it for good? My answer is most of the time. I use it to encourage others in their walk with Jesus and to ask for help when I’ve stumbled in my own walk.

What are your thoughts? Thank you for taking your time to read my blog. ❀

13 thoughts on “Messenger – 2022 vs 700 BC

    1. Agreed! I was telling my husband this morning how we grew up with our moms cooking, cleaning, taking care of the kids, managing the household. Now the conversation is how many followers she gets on Instagram. Oy vey! πŸ™‚πŸ˜’πŸ™‚

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  1. Never thought of that connection before. But it is good to reflect on whether we use any social media platform for good. Well I guess the question we can always ask is what kind of messenger of Christ we are. You are a good one Marla.
    Blessings to you πŸ’™

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  2. Hi Marla I find messenger is a great platform to send quick words of encouragement or to check in on a friend. I use it all the time as a tool of encouragement. It’s also a great prayer group tool. Our home group uses it to post a prayer request that everyone in the private group can instantly see. I’m in another prayer group for a friend going through cancer. His wife can instantly update everyone on where he’s up to in treatment and we can pray specifically. Like any tool, I think it all boils down to how it’s used.

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