Abide: Wisdom in the Digital Age
Posted On October 18, 2016
In September, Nathan W. Bingham spoke to the student body of Reformation Bible College at Abide, the RBC student fellowship group. His message was on wisdom in a digital age. Mr. Bingham admonished the students to exercise wisdom and prudence in their online activity. Proverbs says that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Wisdom is not the attainment of knowledge; it’s how to apply knowledge in light of the holiness of God. Solomon teaches God’s people to long for wisdom, and in 1 Kings 4:29, God rewards that desire in Solomon, granting him wisdom and understanding beyond measure. Mr. Bingham encouraged the students to pray and seek wisdom because God blesses that holy desire.
Wisdom, Mr. Bingham said, often comes from life experience and from the discipline and chastisement of God. This means that those who have more life experience are often wiser than those who have less. Because of this, Mr. Bingham urged the students to seek out the wisdom of their elders while also being available to teach those who haven’t grown up in this digital age to use online tools for God’s glory. Mr. Bingham reminded the students that their digital fingerprints affect their own reputations, as well as the reputations of their workplaces, their school, the church, and ultimately Christ Himself.