Big Data

I just finished participating in a webcast we helped setup in London that revealed how much data each of us generate regularly. We create this data every time we turn on our phone, use a free e-mail service and post on Facebook (to name three of more than you’d care to know). This data is being looked at by all kinds of organizations and people. Kind of cool and terrifying at the same time.

2003 was when this phenomena took off according to experts in the field. So, that cookie you stole from the counter when you were 12 years old isn’t included in that data stream unless you posted a story about it. 🙂 My biggest concern is what the bad guys intend to do with this information.

God knows your thoughts which are a precursor to your words. All of the data about your life probably reveals more than we’re comfortable with. Because of that, Jesus came and died to make us right with God. There isn’t another way to clean up the record. This is very Good News. He gives us His Spirit when we embrace His rescue to keep us in Him and to reveal to us His thoughts and ways. That’s more than kind of cool. Thank God today for His mercy and grace.

Matthew 12:33-37 “A tree is identified by its fruit. If a tree is good, its fruit will be good. If a tree is bad, its fruit will be bad. You brood of snakes! How could evil men like you speak what is good and right? For whatever is in your heart determines what you say. A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak. The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you.”

Romans 5:6-11 When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.

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