Text: “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased”. – Daniel 12:4.
Comment: The Prophet Daniel was moved by the Spirit of God, to utter in prophecy, things that will happen, to mark the period, known in the Holy Bible, as “Time of the end”. One of them is “Increase in knowledge”. And true to this prophecy, the outburst of knowledge today is really astounding. Man can now communicate with friends, families and business associates, half the world away by just the touch of buttons, man can travel millions of miles and even light years into space, share information with others via the world's largest library – the internet; cure deadly diseases once considered incurable, etc.
Ordinarily, one would expect life to get better with these inventions; but on the contrary, it is getting worse. With the invention of radiation emitting devices like the mobile phone and the microwave oven, came diseases like cancer and brain tumour; though beneficial in illuminating man's surroundings and powering equipment, electricity has caused several deaths through electrocution and fires. The internet and internet- enabled devices like the laptops, desktop and palmtop computers, rather than being used for sharing beneficial information, are used to defraud people and sharing content that leads to moral corruption.
The Bible warns against the love for the world that can deprive one from salvation. (1 John 2:15-17) Men should learn to understand the signs of the times, turn to righteousness, and be saved in the end, rather than give themselves to the evils that the devil is using to blind the peoples of the world.