An interesting incident…

An interesting incident happened last evening while I was travelling on the MRT.

The cabin that I was in was relatively empty and about 3-4 metres away I spotted this young fella (probably in his early 20s) who’s behaviour was a little unusual. 

As he was standing with his ears plugged into his music, I noticed that he was attempting to snap a shot with his camera phone.

At a closer look, I realised that he was zooming his shot on a female passenger who was seated and asleep. This passenger was about 4-5 seats distance away from him. And amazingly the image on his screen was that sharp and clear that I could see what he was aiming at from where I was standing.

I was not exactly sure of his intentions for taking her picture, but all I knew then was that a wrong act in which might have undesirable intent on the girl (voyuerism) was being committed before me.

Without hesitation I calmly walked over to that fella and tapped his shoulder…

“What are you doing?”

“Nothing… just see see pictures only” He replied

“Don’t try to be funny k… You better be careful”

With that I walked back to where I was standing. That fella kept his phone and alighted a couple of stations later.

Wow… can’t believe I actually did that sia?! 

But reflecting on this, it had to be the Spirit of God who compelled me to approach him cos in reality, who am I to be some sort of “moral police” and reproached a fellow sinner?

Only by His grace and released by His truth do we have such authority.

12 thoughts on “An interesting incident…

  1. Wow… You did the right thing man…And amen to your defense about the authority we have which is by HIS grace and truth.

    I believe that it is important we be “GOD’s vessels” even in such scenarios. Perhaps, that will jolt them, that sin does not go scot-free.

    And we look forward to the day when they would come to know GOD’s love and how HE has paid for their sins and that it’s time to repent and put an end to all that “funny business”.

  2. Wah… Keep it up, bro. I applaud your courage. Not many people will dare to confront strangers like that. Most will be fearful of being punched or something if they confront someone like that. May all of us Christians be sensitive to the Holy Spirit.

    Reminds me of the movie I watched “Amazing Grace” – about William Wilberforce. Courage and perseverence to confront the injustice of a system (ie slavery) despite all odds because he believed God called him to do so.

  3. except that the guy in question in shorter and not as big sized as you or ps jeff’s opponent, and that you approached him instead of him approaching you.


  4. Hey bro, first time commenting in your blog. Hehe. Anyway, well done for telling off that guy! I can imagine if the “victim” were my wife or daughter, I’d be pretty upset. Great that there are people willing to protect the ladies out there! 😀

  5. You did the right thing provided you dont do the same with ur own eyes.

    For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye. Mat7

  6. True hypocrites are those who are not true to their heart. In the bible, Lot’s wife see the destruction of Sodom and turn into pillar of salt. But when Abraham saw the destruction of Sodom, he did not turn into pillar of salt.
    His heart was clear, as he place his faith in God – God proclaim him as righteousness. But Lot’s wife still long for the good life in Sodom – therefore she turned into pillar of salt. Is not what you see, that will cause you to sin – it will only led you to sin.
    But as long as you guard your heart because your heart is decitful, you can survived like Abraham.

    Yes. If you sin, you got no right to judge other. After all, your sin will judge you left right center. That is no way you can escape the judgement of your heart.

  7. Its alright to make a judgement but not right to be judgemental.

    However if we really point out someone’s mistake, it should not be a condescending manner or condemning, but out of love.

    If we would be afraid to correct someone to live a right life, then how are we going to raise up our own children?

    We correct cos we carry the sense of responsibility and love for others.

    The pitfall to watch out is that we do not use our yardstick to measure someone, but we must use God’s yardstick.

  8. JESUS reminded us that it’s wrong to pass a judgement if we have the same problem ourselves. Its not about being afraid or not helping someone to live a right life.

    It’s about letting the Holy Spirit correct ourselves first, so that we can see clearly to direct others to God.

    Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must obey them and do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. Mat23

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