Aug 27th – 2016
Rev. E. Anderson
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A GOLDEN PROMISE from the Bible
THE BLESSED MAN
Psalm one makes it abundantly clear what the Lord thinks about and does for the person who honours Him and His Word. To the individual that is committed to hearing from Him, understanding His will and ways and prepared to act in accordance with the revelation, blessing is assured. It is defined and described as being like a tree planted in the right place, manifesting luxuriant foliage and fruit. All that is done will prosper. God will see to that. As you follow simply and sincerely the instructions from above, so you will harvest untold, incredible blessings. You must make it your primary business in knowing and doing what God tells you and the end result is sure to be one of unspeakable blessings. Do not let the opportunity god by of pleasing Him wholeheartedly and discover what it means to have Him pouring His favour and grace upon you.
Thought for the Day
A SPIRITUAL MIND-SET
In the renewal that has wonderfully occurred within you through the favour of God, you have not only received forgiveness, cleansing and been set free from the rule and authority of sin, you have, by the Holy Spirit, received a new mind which is capable of thinking in a heavenly manner. If you are to succeed in a greater life and living, then this must function daily imparting the thoughts, plans and programme of your Father for your present situation. Instead of being guided and governed by the natural factors and forces of this planet, you obtain wisdom, knowledge and revelation from a greater source. You are inspired to live life on a greater level and wavelength and to contribute powerfully things of major worth to whoever you meet and wherever you are called to go. It is imperative to keep daily attuned so you may be kept renewed and be fixed to operate dynamically to daily good and usefulness.
QUOTES TO NOTE – Charles Hadden Spurgeon
How sweet it is to learn the Saviour’s love when nobody else loves us! When friends flee, what a blessed thing it is to see that the Saviour does not forsake us but still keeps us and holds us fast and clings to us and will not let us go!
AN APPALLING SIN – 2 Samuel 11
The Bible does not overlook the sins of even good people but gives an honest record so that there might be true assessment and avoidance of following down the same track. This is one of those grievous incidents that should never have happened as v27 states – “But the thing that David had done had displeased the Lord.” The adultery was bad enough, but then to add murder to it was most destructive. Temptation presented itself to this godly character which reveals that even such people are put under fleshly allurement and enticed from the course of morality and righteousness He was not rendered immune from the seductions of the carnal although in a privileged situation and having made great progress in life. His success should have made him more awake to danger and so placed him in a more vulnerable position. A greater enemy was plotting his downfall, more than a Saul!
It has been pointed out, (and certainly there is some truth in it), that he ought to have been on the field of conflict with his soldiers leading them on in conquest. On this occasion he is taking time out and finds himself having to cope with sexual attraction and inducement. There is the case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time as well as being in the right place at the right time. Here David miserably fails at an important point in his career. He not only failed God, he failed himself, family and nation.
How essential it is that we do not fall into sin and bow to immorality! In an age where there is much promiscuity and unfaithfulness in sexual issues, we must not surrender our integrity and fidelity. There is so much to allure in these modern days to switch on our carnal appetites, but resolve and discipline is called for, and God is able to preserve us from yielding to the temptations of the flesh. God is able to give us control of all our natural desires so that we please Him always.