welcome to this christian websiet

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Nov 30th – 2015
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

“For our light affliction, which is for the moment, works for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory” – 2 Cor 4:17

I find it interesting that Paul refers to his own struggles as a ‘light affliction’. This is a man who was stoned, shipwrecked and beaten nearly to death on a number of occasions. Yet he had the ability to see his sufferings through an eternal perspective. Because God gave him the ability to see with the eyes of faith, he could endure the hardships of life knowing what was yet to come.

In the light of eternity, our lives will be a moment, a twinkling of an eye, so to speak. In James 4:4, our lives are described this way… Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. (NIV)

No matter what you are struggling with today, be encouraged that the glory of God that will be revealed in you far outweighs your present circumstances. May our God and Father give you His peace so that you can take heart in this promise today as you continue to fix your eyes on Jesus… the author and perfecter of your faith.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
ADVICE AND INSULTS – Rev. Bob Stevenson

”A fool thinks he needs no advice, but a wise man listens to others. A fool is quick tempered; a wise man is cool when insulted. A good man is known for his untruthfulness; a false man by deceit and lies”.

Read: Proverbs 12: 15-7 7

We have all met those folks who are so cock-sure and self opinionated that you can’t tell them anything..

Of course there are two kinds of advice – good and bad, but at the very least it does no harm to give serious attention to the speaker or giver of that advice.

Our proverb today doesn’t say that a wise man accepts all the advice he is given, but he will at least listen to it. The difference between the fool and wise in respect to advice is the same as that regarding insults! It is how you respond that matters!

The very nature of an insult is intended to demean or pull down in some way. lt is a verbal strategy that is usually resorted to when you are not getting your own way with an opponent in an argument. Or maybe insults start to fly when your efforts to defend yourself don’t seem be working!
Wisdom does teach us, that any kind of impetuous behaviour usually gets us in trouble and probably more so when it comes to trading insults.

A cool head always wins out in the end. As my mother used to tell me, “Sticks and stones may breakmy bones but name calling or insults can never hurt me”.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
John Locke

All mankind… being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.

The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.

The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.

Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
CONFIRMATION – Genesis 26: 23-35

It is always a helpful thing in life when things of a good nature and order are confirmed to you both from the position of God and man, but especially from the former. Twice in this chapter God speaks into Isaac’s life to affirm His presence and blessing – vv2-5; 24, 25. At this point he needed some inspiration, direction and benediction from God and he received it. The Lord is still around to extend the grace of His presence and His goodwill right into the immediate circumstances and make aware that the future is bright with Him and His promises.

He gives every assurance and reason to believe and hope because He keeps a watchful eye on and a providential hand towards those that relate to His divine purposes. With His presence beside and His Word of promise inside as a sacred guarantee, now and all the tomorrows are safely assured. The divine confirmation puts all fear to rest and faith to be ever buoyant. There came the added human confirmation from Abimelech. He could see that the Lord was with him and so desired a worthy covenant of peace – vv26-33. Instead of strife there was to be constant harmony.

The Lord can cause us to be at peace with all those around. In the New Testament we are counselled to ‘be at peace with all men.’ The Lord desires that you have healthy relationships with all that are around you: in the home, at your place of work, in the assembly etc. It is a needful thing in life that you pursue – PEACE.

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