Monday, October 11, 2010

A promise?

*Bringing along a wet rag & a bucket of water*

Now, now, there, there, there.... This blog is filled with spider web together with dust, dust and more dust!!!! *Spring cleaning time is up!*

It has been awhile since I step into my blog profile and click on the "New post" button. Is there still any reader out there? =/ *H E L L O ...... *Echo follows.....** OK.... Maybe not...

Boy, what a day.... Could hardly describe my day but thank God I manage to accomplished my task for the day =) I was driving back from work today with a heavy head... However, don't ask me why, the word "BLOG" suddenly came to mind. Hmmm.... Is this a hint that I should learn to write more? Yes, I have to admit that I do not have perfect English *Sigh* but yet as the old saying goes, "practice makes perfect", isn't it so? Thus, bear up with my mistakes, grammers and all the nonsense that I am (or soon to commit) committing.

Now, what actually came into my mind when I thought of my blog? Interesting... Emm... Thoughts? I remember some of my readers told me in time past... 不管晴天, 雨天,不分昼夜,只要你还在写部落各,这里,永远都会有一个,至少一个,不离不去的读者。。。I was thinking to myself... Is that not a promise? Years after.... Now... Is it still valid? Well, I am 100% certain that it is "INVALID" now. But that's beside the point.... The main issue that I wish to point out is.... How long can one keep his / her promise(s)? Will there not be a time where he/she breaches the promise(s)?

This morning, I can't stop thinking about the Israelites after my devotion. Words from Proverbs was lingering in my head since I read my portion of Sciptures today.

"Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders, and they will explain to you. When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when he divided all mankind, he set up boundaries for the peoples according to the number of the sons of Israel.

For the LORD's portion is his people, Jacob his allotted inheritance. In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye, like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them on its pinions.

The LORD alone led him; no foreign god was with him. He made him ride on the heights of the land and fed him with the fruit of the fields. He nourished him with honey from the rock, and with oil from the flinty crag, with curds and milk from herd and flock and with fattened lambs and goats, with choice rams of Bashan and the finest kernels of wheat. You drank the foaming blood of the grape."
They were so blessed.... They were as the apple of His eyes, God was protecting them always. He even provided them sufficiently. However, what is the ending of the story? They turned away from God and worship worthless and breathless idols. They have forgotten the God who fathered them.

You know what is the irony of this? Just a few chapter before, all you could read of is reminder after reminder to Israel that they should stay on the path of righteousness. They should worship only the Lord their God and no one else. In fact, they even acknowledged all those law and knew what would happen to them if they fail to obey it... Did they not went into a covenent with God? But what happened? Did they not fall into sin? Did they not get all those punishment spoken by God due to their failure in obeying His words?

A promise is so easily uttered now of days. Yes, at the spur of the moment, that promise might be a sincere utterance, but think again, are you willing to hold on to your promises and fulfill it as mention? If not, I rather one think twice or trice before uttering a promise to another. Don't act rashly but sit down and count your cost, for each word you utter, it will bring forth impact towards others.

As for me, I have a duty to carry out. May it be so then as it is uttered. May God grant me the strength and empowered me to do the necessary things for His glory sake. Amen.

5 comments:

Sileast said...

Yes, somebody is still reading. :)

tay said...

YUP!! Agreed... I m still reading :)

PilgrimBie said...

me too!

James said...

Well Said

Shan Shang said...

Thanks to all =)