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Seven Deadly Sins: Greed
24 September, 2008, 11:32 pm
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I recall this fable I read when I was a kid. It was about a dog and a piece of meat.

One sunny day, a dog was fortunate enough to find a large and juicy piece of meat. Happily going his way with the meat in his mouth, the dog reached the side of a stream. Seeing his reflection in the water, the dog believed the image to be that of another dog also holding a piece of meat. Wishing to own the other dog’s meat, he opened his mouth and barked loudly. But just as his jaws came apart, the meat slipped away and fell into the swift waters of the stream.

 

I guess in certain pursuits in life, always remember to STOP and CHECK if the purpose of the pursuit is wise. If not you never know what consequences might come your way.

 

Reference: The Dog and the Piece of Meat

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To Live FOR Christ
14 September, 2008, 11:33 pm
Filed under: Religion | Tags: ,

A post inspired by Jeanette’s sharing.

 

What does it mean to live for Christ? As a student, I am trying not to compress God into my little world of academics. As though everything is all about me. Blessing my studies and what not. Instead, I am trying to bring my studies to Him. To aim to glorify Him and not myself through my studies and through my character as a student. Picture this as God being represented by the Sun and myself as the Earth. Living on the Earth, the Sun rises from the east and sets in the west. The natural inference will be that, the Sun rotates around the Earth. However we all know that this is not the case. Likewise, God does not revolve around us. God should be the centre of our focus. Imagine if the Earth decides to refuse rotating around the Sun. Whose loss is it? The Sun? Not at all. It is still shining as brightly, independent of all other changes. It is the Earth’s loss. Certain parts of the Earth will remain in darkness. This is what happens when we refuse to put God as the centre of our focus.



Why Do Christian Ministers Fail?
6 September, 2008, 12:15 am
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For those who were shaken by Michael Guglielmucci’s failure. A closure.



To Know It Is His Plans
11 August, 2008, 12:20 am
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Genesis 50:15-21

“15 When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “What if Joseph holds a grudge against us and pays us back for all the wrongs we did to him?” 16 So they sent word to Joseph, saying, “Your father left these instructions before he died: 17 ‘This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins and the wrongs they committed in treating you so badly.’ Now please forgive the sins of the servants of the God of your father.” When their message came to him, Joseph wept.

 18 His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him. “We are your slaves,” they said.

 19 But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? 20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. 21 So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.” And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.”

 

We all know the story of Joseph, going through all that bad treatment he had from his brothers. For a person without God, he can easily hold on to that grudge for life, choose not to forgive his offenders and live in bitterness. But Joseph had God in him. He could recognise that the treatment he got was part of God’s greater plan. He could easily compare himself with other households where the youngest child was well liked and pampered by the older siblings. But he chose not to and believed strongly that all these were for a greater purpose.

 

This is something that I/we, should learn from Joseph:

  1. He did not turn to self pity to think that everyone in the world owes him something so as to make up for the unrighteous treatment he had as a youth.
  2. He was not unforgiving after such betrayal from his closed ones.
  3. He was not self absorbed to glare at God for the bad past and think that God should only make him happy.


A Song For Globe Idiots
29 May, 2008, 9:52 pm
Filed under: Education, Entertainment, Geography | Tags: ,

 

Oh I love the Animaniacs! It is what I love to catch when I was younger. Plus the starting theme song is something I will never miss! But that is beside the point.

I want to know, WHY IS SINGAPORE NOT SHOWN? (And those who think we are part of China: Singapore is actually just below Malaysia)

 

(P.S. Don’t worry, I’m a globe idiot too. But, Singapore is REALLY below Malaysia!)