Showing posts from May, 2016

Kata Korinthions: A Reflection

Recently I did a study on 1 Corinthians. As usual, studying any Scripture will bring forth some reflections which I would like to share here.

1. Giving Up Our Rights 

This study that I undertook with my school took place at a very busy and hectic season of my life. In work, I was picking up more corporate responsibilities. In my ministry, I was concurrently teaching a course on church history, which requires me to set assignments and grade them. In my personal life, I was preparing for my own wedding and it just so happened that my pre-wedding shoot overlapped with the study, adding on to the busyness and taking away some attention from this particular study.

In such a busy period, there was bound to be tension happening and it did happen between Angelina and her father. On the Saturday before the first day of the class, I had a lunch with my future in-laws and an incident happened which caused me to lose my composure with regard to the tension that was brewing underneath. The loss of …

Without vision?

Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained,
But happy is he who keeps the law. - Proverbs 29:18 (NASB) This is a proverb that is the favourite for many self-help people, including those who profess themselves to be Christians. I have seen this proverb being used in my management 101 module during my days in NUS.

But as I study the Bible, I just get very fascinated how we, as a people of God, can simply read things into the Scripture and co-opt this proverb into our management theory. Is it really the case that where there is no vision, people perish?

What do you think of when you think of vision? Do you think of your eyesight? Do you think of the future direction of your life, or your organisation? Or do you think of the prophetic vision/revelation that God sometimes gives to certain individuals? Unfortunately, most of the people who read this proverb tend to read this proverb in the second sense of the meaning without understanding what the original Hebrew really points to…