Thursday, 12 August 2021
Title: Evil Men in a Crisis
By Dr. Tho Lye Mun
“Don’t let a crisis go to waste”. Whilst it is unclear to whom this quote is attributed to, it is commonly used to describe people who capitalise on dire circumstances to advance their selfish personal agenda. Our pandemic has been no different. It has become increasingly apparent there are individuals who have taken advantage of the situation to consolidate their wealth and power at the expense of others. Ephesians 5:12 says, “it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.”
The bible indeed has a lot to say about people who take advantage of others, not least Jesus. In Mark 10:42, Jesus tells us the pattern of the world is for “rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them”. In contrast he tells the disciples in the next verse, “Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant”.
What is our response as Christians to the gross injustice we see being perpetrated around us?
- I think we need to understand that these evil deeds will be coming to an end one day. They will be exposed, every detail, every twist and turn, there will just be no place to hide from the coming judgement. Meditating on scripture such as Ephesians 5 and Revelations 20, will help us gain perspective.
- We must not become part of the rot. Some of us during this time, will be presented with the opportunity to take “short cuts”. Ephesians 5:7 tells us “do not be partners with them (these evil men).”
- Let us support those whose are exposing evil, protecting the weak and feeding the hungry. Ephesians 5:11, “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them”. They need our assistance, prayers and finances to continue doing good. Please do help them.
Lord, through the crisis, evil is being exposed. We have a choice to join the good or the bad side. We choose to partner with those who are doing Your will, those who stand on the side of righteousness and truth. Please uphold them, please send your angels to watch over them, please give them strength and boldness. Watch over their families Lord.
- 支持那些揭发邪恶的人、保护弱者、给饥饿的人温饱。以弗所书5： 11 ：＂那暗昧无益的事，不要与人同行，倒要责备行这事的人。＂他们需要我们的帮助、祷告和资金继续行善，请帮助他们。