“Let us buy TOTO” my Christian friend said to me one day. TOTO one of the products of Singapore pools which Offers four lottery products, Toto, 4-Digit Numbers (4-D) and Singapore Sweep, and a football betting game called SCORE.
Many, many Singaporeans dabble in Singapore Pool products with the dream to become a millionaire and to escape the world of drudgery and work. There are many who would forgo meals to buy a ticket or to join with others to qualify by group purchase of tickets to participate in the offerings. They want to get rich quick looking to depend on their riches than on God as their provider for life.
“so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky” Philippians 2:14
How do you live blameless?
First there is acknowledgement that the world is warped and sinful and in ourselves we cannot but help be pressured into it.
Second we can please the Lord by working hard and fulfilling His plans for us in His divine will and time. We need not “help” or “steer” God for He is in control.
Third we must steer away from compromise and adopt life styles, and do according to His Word – we are to hide God’s Word in our hearts that we might not sin against Him.
Fourth, we must be vigilant for the enemy would seek to “floor” us when we become complacent or too much enjoying carefree lives.
Fifth, always be conscious of the Presence of the Lord – live in His Presence and ask Him to fill you with His Holy Spirit so that the fruit of the Spirit are evident and you are empowered to live a sanctified and holy life to the glory of God.
When Jesus is lifted in our lives, we glorify God and please Him and He draws men unto Himself. So let us not be conformed to the ways of the world. Let us live blameless unto the Lord. He is our Provider.