welcome to this christian website

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Dec 15th – 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

“You are my hiding place. You will preserve me from trouble. You will surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah2 – psalm 32:7

In today’s promise, we are reminded that God is our hiding place. He is a refuge for us when we need to be safe from trouble. I love how the Amplified Bible translates Psalm 32:7… You are a hiding place for me; You, Lord, preserve me from trouble, You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! (AMP)

I love how David puts the word ‘Selah’ at the end of this verse which the Amplified Bible says it means to ‘pause, and calmly think of that!’ So let’s all take a short ‘Selah’ break and think about the idea that our God and Father is our hiding place and that He surrounds us with songs and shouts of deliverance when we need to be rescued.

What challenges are facing you today that you need refuge from? God is inviting you to run to Him so that He can be a place of safety and security for you and ultimately the place where He will deliver you from all your troubles. May each one of us take time to pause (Selah) in our busy lives to calmly think of today’s promise.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
SPARE THE ROD – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“If you refuse to discipline your son, it proves you don ‘t love him; for if you love him, you will be prompt to punish him. The good man eats to live, while the evil man lives to eat”.

Read: Proverbs 13:24-25

Spare the rod and spoil the child is an oft misquoted proverb attributed to the Bible. In these days of the rights of the child it is not popular to espouse the use of corporal punishment. However, being the father of three boys I must confess to occasionally resorting to such a measure.

In actual fact disciplining or chastening your offspring has many more applications than that of a good whacking! The key to effective punishment is that the lesson being taught is truly learned and the application of the appropriate censure is always equal to the offence. On top of this there has to be a right attitude in the one meting out the punishment. It should not be vindictive or motivated by anger even though there may at times be absolute exasperation with seeming repeat-offenders.

Happy are the children who are loved enough by their parents to be corrected and chastised out of a heart of love. In fact later on in the Bible we are told exactly the same thing in relation to God’s dealings with us as a loving heavenly Father! That if we are willing to submit to such correction then we shall be His children indeed and be able to have a legitimate claim to His parentage! See Hebrews 12:5-11.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
John Wayne

Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.

Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.

Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.

I suppose my best attribute, if you want to call it that, is sincerity. I can sell sincerity because that’s the way I am.

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
INJUSTICE – Genesis 39: 20-23

One of the things that people find it very hard to deal with is an experience of injustice. It is a terrible thing to be declared guilty of something that you have not done and then to pay a price in terms of punishment. A great deal of grief is known when one has been charged of a crime that one has not committed and then to be subjected to a state of physical affliction as Joseph was. One can understand the feeling of bitterness and anger that arise as a consequence. God’s servant now appears to be put through a greater test. How to remain a believer and remain sweet when things of this nature occur is a challenge!

To his great credit it appears that this godly man took the thing in his stride in God. This does not mean that he had no questions to ask or that he was not a little upset by his sudden change of fortunes. He is now reduced to prison, his liberty taken away and others around him putting him under scrutiny. Others would want to know why he was there and it would not be an easy atmosphere to contend with.

What a comforting factor to read – “But the Lord was with Joseph, and showed mercy” – v21. He was not deserted although in a vilified condition. At least he could live with his conscience and know that he had not failed heaven even though wrongly judged on earth. Instead of sitting around moping and complaining about the injustice he set to work in making prison and the prisoners lot a much happier one. The jailer was impressed and eased his load.

It is possible that you are in conflict of being because you have been wronged. The effects of it have left you choked up, resentful and reduced you to a state of impotence. It is important to deal with yourself and get over this condition. One has to learn to place vindication in the hands of God, just like Joseph. As you get on with being and living right you will discover that the Lord will enable you to cope with the untoward circumstances and put some spiritual granite inside of you.

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