What we can learn from the ABS-CBN shutdown
ABS-CBN shutdown is surreal. Despite the many prayers of Christians in the network, it seems God didn’t intervene. We do not know the grand scheme of things. God’s way at times appears painful and incomprehensible, but surely, there are lessons to be learned.
1. Nothing is permanent
ABS-CBN is an institution. A testament to freedom and victory of our country. Perhaps they thought they were immovable or maybe, there was a violation. The point is, nothing is permanent indeed in the same way that the closure may not be permanent as well.
“Like clothing, you will change them and they will be discarded. But you remain the same, and your years will never end.”
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2. After pride comes a fall
Self-proclaimed “son of God” Pastor Quiboloy, who claimed he could “stop” earthquakes, appears to have shut down the station and EDSA traffic. He was challenged by ABS-CBN’s most popular host, Vice Ganda, who made fun of him. He laughed hard, but who’s laughing now? We should never mock anyone – it’s a form of pride.
“Pride leads to destruction, and arrogance to downfall.”
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3. Live “below” your means
Surely, there is good pay in ABS-CBN, and many spend their money wisely. However, those who did not and continued spending or investing in things they couldn’t maintain are in deep trouble. How will they pay their dues if they remain jobless? There’s wisdom in “living below your means, not within.”
“The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is a slave to the lender”
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4. God will take care of His children
If lawmakers or the President won’t intervene, thousands of people will remain jobless. It’s a scary situation. Remember, God is our security, not our job; God is our provider, not our boss; God is in control, not people.
“Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?”
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5. God is in control
The long-standing animosity of ABS-CBN fans with the government exploded like wildfire. There was plenty of vulgarity, even from celebrities. Some Christians and Pastors also ranted. Unfortunately, some evangelical leaders continue to meddle in government affairs, but for Christians to rant as if God is not in control is bad testimony.
Let us thank the LORD in all circumstances
Celebrities lost their job, at least temporarily. The LORD giveth and taketh – “You’ve been blessed greatly!.” God can and will use unfortunate circumstances for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28). Many times, it’s His fight, not ours.
“For kingship belongs to the Lord, and He rules over the nations.”