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Every blogger that knows anything knows all about Search Engine Optimization.
It means that I shouldn’t write for you, I should be writing in a way that Google thinks you value.
It means that I should write three hundred words or more, because if I just throw up a bunch of cool graphics it isn’t useful information!
It means that I should use special words that you will like that other people don’t know you like, so I have to be more specific than just talking about Jesus, I have to talk about Jesus in outer space hanging out with spider monkeys, so that when you search “Jesus loves outer space spider monkeys” you will find out how to be an Undistracted Christian!
It means that I shouldn’t send you to links of awesome pictures of dinosaurs unless it is on a website that a lot of other people like, like Answers In Genesis.
There are a hundred more rules and regulations to making Google and the less important search engines happy, some of them contradicting themselves and none of them being totally trustworthy, especially in the future.
There’s one thing that is definite: too many rules can drive a guy crazy.
Can you believe that there were 613 Old Testament laws and commandments that are referred to as “613 Mitzvot”, plus all the traditions and regulations that the rabbis put on people?
Can you believe that there were people that put their faith in Christ, realizing that it wiped away all of these commandments, but were then tempted to go back to it?
There is incredible freedom in Christ, not freedom to sin, but freedom from sin!
We don’t need all these rules and regulations.
We don’t need all these laws.
They were just a shadow before Jesus Christ came.
If we’re looking at the shadow, we’re being distracted from God Himself!
Just like Search Engine Optimization, rules are good and practical, but if we’re stuffing our lives with those rules instead of doing things that actually help people and glorify God, we’re missing the point of it all.
Have you ever found yourself following a rule that seemed like it hurt more than it helped?