What Makes a Smartphone Smart?

All of mankind has the same information from God, his word.  So why isn’t the world, the population of the world, why aren’t they all believers? We all have the same information right? One word, process. People process information differently.

If someone tells you something or you read something, you process that information and determine if you believe the information to be true or false. If it is negative information we try to look at extenuating circumstances to see if there is a cause. You are processing the information and determine if you believe the information or not. But after you decide if you will believe or not, what if more information comes along making you question your decision? Let’s make this practical.

We use to have phones, landlines. Then we had mobile phones. Why were they called mobile phones? You know. Then they were called cellular phones. Why cellular? Because towers placed throughout the country allowed phones to connect from anywhere, cellular.  Now we have smart phones.

What makes a smart phone  “smart ” ?
We think of smart as intelligence. But smart does not mean intelligent, it means quick, keen, sharp. That’s why we say things like, he is a smart dresser or she looks smart, meaning he is a sharp dresser or she looks sharp.

Smart phones are not intelligent. But man is trying to give machines intelligence and that is what the whole AI (Artificial intelligence) movement is about. But look at the first letter or the first word, artificial. Meaning fake. Fake intelligence. Not real. But man has chosen to call our new phones, smart phones, not that they have intelligence but meaning quick, sharp. Quick at processing information.

Yet some people think their smart phone has a brain. And not only do we now have “smart phones” we also have “smart tvs” and “smart cars”. And all of these items do not have a brain or the ability to think on their own. Google and others are working on artificial intelligence and programming in different scenarios to make computers or machines act like they have a brain but the machine is only as good as the programmer. Because only God gives life.

Which brings me back to my point. Process. Machines, phones, tvs, cars, refrigerators, and other items are being programmed to process information and arrive at a solution or outcome. And if A happens go to B. If B does not work skip down to H. These are machines with processors. The processors process the information programmed into the machine. And if the machine processes the information for you, you do not have to use your brain.

We have a brain. Our brain processes information too. And because we have life, given to us by God, we have access to things machines do not, God through prayer. So why go here with this you might wonder. Because we humans, created by God, have a processor to process information. Yes our brain but what our brain tells us can be wrong sometimes. Did you ever change your mind on something? Sure.

The reason the whole world is not a believer is the people process the information differently. Many people process spiritual matters with their brain. That is the wrong way to process spiritual matters. God talks to our spirit man in our heart. Remember the parable of the sower in Luke 8.

Luke 8:11-12 KJV  “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
[12] Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.”

People have a lot of head knowledge. And people are bombarded with all types of information every day. Some information is true, others fake, others twisted. How do we process the information we are bombarded with?

Proverbs 2:6 KJV  “For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.”

Notice out of his mouth? That means his word. And if people do not believe the word of God or they think the word of God has errors, they can not process information correctly, no matter who they are. Processing information about life, family, God, health, money, prosperity and everything else has to be processed through what saith the Lord in his word.

Everyone has the right to believe what they want but when you die, it is too late to change your mind. Until next time.

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