Showing posts from February, 2006

Why are we doing what we are doing?

Someone wrote, “The wisest person is not the one who knows the right answers but the one who asks the right questions.”

I came across a sermon by Dr. John Piper, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis who authored more than 20 books and host of a daily radio program, Desiring God. It is really a thought-provoking one that would lead us to ask, “Why are we doing what we are doing?”

We are to live our lives aligned with God’s goal for us. Piper wrote, “For if we don't know His goal and our lives are not in alignment with it, then we will find ourselves at cross purposes with God and excluded from His Kingdom in the age to come. It is a fearful thing to be at cross purposes with your maker! But on the other hand, nothing inspires courage and endurance and pluck for daily living like knowing the purpose of God and feeling yourself wholeheartedly in harmony with it.”

Why did God create us? In Isaiah 43:7, God declared, “They are my own people, and I created them to bring me glo…

The Right Way that Leads to Life

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” Proverbs 16:25, NIV

Last weekend, two contrasting events occurred. There is a crowd that rushed to their death and another crowd that flocked to their life.

Tragedy struck in the Wowowee anniversary celebration at the ULTRA last Saturday, February 4. Around 50,000 people tried to cram inside the sports arena that can only seat 19,000. They pinned their hopes in that show which dangled prizes up to a million pesos. They hoped that winning would change their future. But a stampede broke that killed more than 70 people. It was such a waste of life! It was a way that seemed right, but in the end it led to death.

Salvation occurred, on the other hand, in Rizal Park during the Metro Manila Franklin Graham Festival on February 2-5. A total of 317,600 people joined the 4-night festival. When Franklin Graham gave the invitation, 33,844 people came forward either to accept the Lord Jesus as their Savior or to rededicate …