God's Wisdom on Fire

This is Estela Canama’s website. She is a freelance poet, writer and blogger from the Philippines. Her work has appeared in websites including Poetry soup and Family Friend Poems. . .

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In the Bible it is stated that no one is righteous not even one, all have sinned since the beginning of time. “The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind, to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one” (Psalms 14:2-3). We committed sins by what we think, say and do. Sin is usually the offshoots of our desires for worldly things. However, let us not take sins merely the reason for lurking our lives into various wicked thoughts and evil desires rather we must strive hard to live a Godly life.


In this world, we lived accordingly because we are given the freedom to do whatever pleases us. Unfortunately, behind every freedom that we have, a great responsibility goes with it. Mother Teresa once said, “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” As Christians, we ought to impart the different blessings that God has entrusted to us. This is made possible by sharing our resources to those in dire need.  And taking the lost to Jesus is the noblest thing we can do as children of God. Somehow, this will make them realize the goodness and love of God through us, His instruments. “Let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins” (James 5:20).

Nevertheless, are we doing this in reality? How do we live? – “This is not a question of choice, but an inquiry of responsibility.”  Sometimes, we become selfish in using our talents and abilities. We even aspires the things that others possess, taking life as a competition in terms of wealth, power and fame. Unknowingly, in looking forward for the pleasures of this world, we lost the real source of joy: JESUS. Let us rather consider our capacity to help others through the knowledge and skills that God has given us. Living here on earth is just temporary, because we are not home yet. “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18).


In our journey with this life, we are all travelers, who pass different ways but having the same destination: Death. Stephen Grellet said it well: “I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” We must therefore look forward for our heavenly dwelling and start investing it now, while there’s still time and whatever things we can offer to others in need, today is the right time tomorrow might be too late!



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