Futile messages and Information

Social Media has provided an opportunity to receive and send huge volumes of information and messages. The text messages, audio and videos are distributed at an amazing speed. There are many false messages, subtle messages, outdated information, and repeated messages. Many have the habit of forwarding messages without reading or verifying or checking if that is already posted. By doing so, they waste their own time and others’ time.
Paul’s counsel: “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Philippians 4:8) Always think, understand, reflect, and then share if they are worthy.
Grow in wisdom: Do not read or listen or watch anything, especially on social media that does not make a person wise. All that comes from social media is not Godly wisdom.
Misleading: Some write-ups are emotionally appealing, and innovative but subtly inject the principles of the world or destructive cultural ideas or values of false religions. Taking interest in such messages could mislead disciples to go astray.
Inspiration: The information and messages should inspire to Love God, obey Him, and serve Him. One video shows a person being crucified literally on the cross and sadly ends in the death of that person. Such videos do not teach anything or inspire. Sharing such is a waste of time.
Opportunity to Trust God: Sharing experiences that helped a person to trust God in difficult situations is worthy to be shared. There is a need for good, edifying, truthful content. Disciples should create such content and share with others.
Builds hope: Most news shared in social media is depressing. The Word of God inspires hope in all circumstances; hence Christians should share such messages.
Love others: Lord has commanded to love others. Loving others is to seek their welfare. Distracting people with junk posts, futile messages, and foolish information, is making them waste their precious resource: time.
Do I share God-honoring, God-glorifying information, and messages?