welcome to this christian website

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Nov 22nd – 015
Rev. E. Anderson
WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Welcome to this Christian Website which has now been going for a number of years. Over 130,000 people have visited it since 2006. On the left hand side of the introductory page is a host of subjects and material that have been placed during this time and is there for your interest, study and perusal.

I feel it is time and right to change the format and to present day by day something a little simpler and trust will benefit and bless those who visit it. It will consist of A Golden Promise from the Scriptures, Wisdom that Works by Bob Stevenson, Choice Quotations and daily Meditations, working through the whole Bible. something to focus your mind on are included that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“It shall happen, if you shall listen diligently to my commandments which I command you this day, to love Yahweh your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, 14 that I will give the rain of your land in its season, the former rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, and your new wine, and your oil” – Deut 11:13-14

God’s desire for us is that we would love Him with all our heart and all our soul. Jesus reiterated this same verse in the New Testament in Matthew 22:36-38 … 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?” 37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. (WEB)

God is after relationship with us. Period. He is not after our good works, our self effort or our good intentions. He is after our love. In today’s promise we read that if we fulfill His dream for us by loving Him back with the love that He first gave to us (1 John 4:19), then we will not have to worry about things like food, clothing and shelter.

In Matthew 6, Jesus encourages us to seek our Father’s kingdom first and everything that we need will be added unto us. It is that simple. If we love God with all our heart and keep our eyes on Him, He will look after the rest of the details in our life. May each one of us have a deeper revelation of God’s amazing love today and simply respond by loving Him back.

WISDOM THAT WORKS – TEACHABILITY
Rev. Bob Stevenson

“To learn you must want to,be taught. To refuse reproof is stupid”. Read: Proverbs 12:1 The teaching profession will tell you about the delights which come from having students who want to learn, compared to the drag of trying to communicate and impart to an unresponsive class.

‘Teachability’ is a wonderful attribute and anything we do to encourage this can only benefit the learning process in both young and old alike.

How crass and offensive is the ‘Know it all’ mentality, not only in it’s brazen manifestation of ignorance, but in the assertion that nobody can tell me anything. Such a mentality only has the effect of highlighting one’s stupidity.

Jesus said “He who has ears to hear, let him hear”. See Mark 4:23. In other words, there is a choice you can make to learn from what I am about to say to you, and the only way you can gain benefit from the truth I am speaking, is to really want to learn.

This disposition of really wanting to learn, will bring advancement to every aspect of the educational process in your life; be it secular or sacred. May the Lord help us all to have “ears that will hear” and by His grace seek to maintain a teachable spirit.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
Thomas Aquinas

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
THE LORD WILL PROVIDE – Genesis 22: 12-14; Psalm 23

This man of faith was to discover that the Lord would graciously intervene and stay his hand from slaying his son and at the same time make provision for sacrifice. He had already affirmed his mind and heart on the matter in v8 after being questioned – “God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering.” He was prepared to go all the way in fulfilling God’s command but also sensed that the Lord had a way of doing things. After sacrificing the ram the Lord had provided he gave the name a place – Jehovah Jireh = ‘the Lord will provide.’

This is one of the best known and loved of the Jehovah titles. We are to live conscious of the truth and fact that this is what He is to us in our experience. The divine name always speaks of the Lord being the ‘God of the Now.’ He is changeless in His nature, capacity and capability. So what He was to this fine believer He is to all who trust Him.

David found the Lord to be true to this name and so penned Psalm 23 that reflects His utter provision at all times for those who rely on Him. He is your total provider so that you will not lack. Someone has aptly remarked: He will supply your needs and not necessarily your wants. Paul later was absolutely certain in this matter by stating: “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in Christ Jesus” – Philippians 4: 19. Expect Him to perform in this regard but do not forget what your response should be to Him

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