Monday, 23 March 2020
Dear PBC family,
Beware of fake news, it causes fear and confusion. Please don’t forward them.
What is true and what is fake? Be wise!
“Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline and understanding.
“Buy the truth if you can get a bargain, or if the price is not too much.” This is not what it says. “Buy truth and don’t sell at any price.” This verse is a wonderful guide on how to live, get truth and personal integrity and don’t ever sell them away. Truth has three properties, they are wisdom, instruction and understanding.
In this text, truth (emeth) refers to personal integrity; a person’s loyalty and faithfulness. Wisdom (chohmah) means practical knowledge and the ability to come up with an opinion based on sound reasons. Discipline or instruction (musar) is the knowledge of how to keep oneself under control. Lastly, understanding (bina) means discernment or the ability to differentiate from right and wrong; from good and evil.
In the New Testament, Jesus said, “I am the truth”. God is truth. The truth can set you free. Truth (aletheia) means not hidden. John Pipper defines “truth” is the self- expression of God.
If you possess personal integrity and redemptive truth of Jesus Christ, don’t you ever sell them away. In our situation, many sell their integrity away for power, for fame, for gain, and for pleasure. For truth and integrity make a real man and woman. Without them we are hollow.
Covid-19 reminds us of how fragile life is. A man’s life is not about how much you possess. It will be of no value to you when death dawns on you. Whereas living a life of truth and integrity has intrinsic value. It does not rise or fall in value in changing seasons.
Lord, our eyes are fixed on you, O Sovereign LORD, IN YOU WE TAKE OUR REFUGE – DO NOT GIVE US OVER TO DEATH. Keep us from the snare of the Covid-19, while we pass by in safety.
Lord, we suffer together with James, Joyce and Johaan as they are being treated in SG. Buloh Hospital. Lord, protect them and keep them safe. Grant them a speedy and complete recovery. We also pray for others who are infected by this pandemic around the world. Have mercy on them..
Lord, help us to be available to people in need in our community. Open our eyes, ears and our hearts to serve them in Jesus name.
Lord, we give thanks to you for the Sunday worship Broadcast that brought us together in worship as PBC.
Thank you, Lord you are our shelter and refuge. We will hide in you till the storm passes by. In Jesus name. Amen.
Pastor Isaac Yim
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