With the escalating number of COVID-19 positive cases in our country at this time, we can see a lot of pinpointing on what to do. The blame game is happening.
In Isaiah 32, the prophet wrote about how we are judged according to our deeds. Let us look at our present situation using the lens of what Prophet Isaiah wrote.
There are three kinds of people that the prophet wrote: the fool, the scoundrel and the noble.
First, who is the fool?
Isaiah wrote, “For fools speak folly, their hearts are bent on evil: They practice ungodliness and spread error concerning the LORD; the hungry they leave empty and from the thirsty they withhold water.”
Who are the people who leaves other people empty? Are you one of those who do not give water to the thirsty? Meaning, you are withholding deliberately the help that is needed by others.
Second, who is the scoundrel?
Isaiah wrote, “Scoundrels use wicked methods, they make up evil schemes to destroy the poor with lies, even when the plea of the needy is just.”
So who are the people spreading fake news? Are you one of these scoundrels who plan something evil to befall to somebody? Who are these people who are deaf to the plea of someone who is needy?
Third, who is the noble?
Isaiah wrote, “But the noble make noble plans, and by noble deeds they stand.”
A noble person is someone who make plans according to the will of God as revealed in the Bible, and then implement these plans. This means that a noble person not just make good plans but actualize it as well.
Let us live noble lives!
Rev. Francis Neil G. Jalando-on
Director, Office of Communications
Central Philippine University