“Behold, upon the mountains, the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace…” (Nahum 1.15 ESV).
There is a peace manufactured by the world and a peace established by God. One peace is fleeting and the other peace is eternal. One peace brings good news that changes lives and the other brings news that only distracts and entertains us. When we as Christians consider publishing works that bring good news and peace to others, we need to carefully consider our motive. Is our motive to honor God and establish His glory on earth or is our motive ruled by other forces? There is nothing wrong with the entertainment value of any news. God Himself conveys His glory in beautiful and awe-inspiring ways. Jesus told parables that both engaged and enlightened His audience. However, our motive should always be to lift the name of Jesus and help spread His salvation onto the earth. Our other motive may also be that we find pleasure in sharing whatever God has placed on our heart. We can share it with others or make it a secret just between the Holy Spirit and us. Once we ensure that our motive is aligned with the heart of God, everything else is just icing on the cake.
“For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile” (Romans 1.16 NLT).