Friday, June 30, 2017

It's not only drunk people that are "under the influence", we all are

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"Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?" (Romans 6:16).

When we see and read news headlines like "man arrested for driving under the influence" or "woman jailed for drunk driving", or heartbreaking ones likes "drunk driver kills two in auto crash", and "female driver caught with alcohol with baby in the backseat"; we are pained for the victims and call for the heads of the defaulters, which is understandable.

However, these defaulters are not the only guilty ones, we all are equally guilty of the "same" offence - you are under the influence, and so am I. We are not much different. If we think well and deep enough, we would realise that the defaulters are not the only ones who are "under the influence", or put better, we would realise that we all, just like them, are "under the influence".

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Are you more faithful to God than Moses was?

"And Moses indeed was faithful in all his house as a servant, for a testimony of those which would be spoken afterward" - Hebrews 3:5.

Think about it: a wealthy man has a son and a servant, from which of them do you think he would expect and demand more faithfulness and commitment from? I reckon the son. The man would expect and demand more faithfulness and commitment to him from his own son than from a servant.

Why, you ask? Well, the reasons are not far fetched...