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I started this blog when I was following the Life Journal Bible reading plan on YouVersion. (I've since completed that plan.) At that time, YouVersion didn't provide any way for people to respond to my notes, other than to "like" them. So this blog is here to remedy that problem. You may comment on my notes here in the comment section.
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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Ancestry ≠ Destiny


S: Numbers 26:10-11 But the earth opened up its mouth and swallowed them with Korah, and fire devoured 250 of their followers. This served as a warning to the entire nation of Israel. However, the sons of Korah did not die that day.

O: Korah was the ringleader in the rebellion against Moses and God's rule. God judged him, and swallowed him up in an earthquake, but the sons of Korah went on to serve the Lord, writing Psalms 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 84, 85, and 88.

Similarly, former prime minister Mahathir Mohammad was one of the architects of the destruction of democracy in Malaysia, with Operation Lallang jailing most of the opposition leaders, shutting down of the newspapers critical of his regime, The Star and Sin Chew Jit Poh, trumping up charges against the Lord President of the Supreme Court Tun Salleh Abas to destroy the independence of the judiciary, etc.

But his daughter, Marina Mahathir, is a fighter for democracy and human rights. Marina Mahathir participated in recent BERSIH 3.0 pro-democracy protests, and wrote this article protesting the government's anti-democractic and violent way of handling it, and this article (which the now government-controlled Star spiked) protesting how people tried to demonize BERSIH 3.0 by associating it with the gay agenda.

A: It is natural to think that children of evil people will continue in their parents' legacy, and indeed, it is often the case. But it is also possible for them do do differently.

And, if you are a child of a bad legacy, you don't have to continue in that path. The grace of God is available!

P: Father, help me to give people the benefit of the doubt, in spite of whatever their family history might be. In Jesus' name, amen.
Note: this is using the SOAP method. For more information, see this page (not written by me.)

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