welcome to this christian website

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Mar 16th – 2016
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

“I will be glad and rejoice in your loving kindness, for you have seen my affliction. You have known my soul in adversities” –

The English Standard Version of the Psalm 31:7 says this… I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love, because you have seen my affliction; you have known the distress of my soul (ESV) King David, who wrote this psalm, knew a lot about hardship and affliction. He experienced much loss, betrayal, grief and violence in his tumultuous life.

The one thing I have always appreciated about David was his transparency when writing the Psalms. He never tried to cover up his true feelings. He was honest in his communication with God. In today’s Bible verse found in Psalm 31:7, we read how David was keenly aware of the steadfast love that God had for him. He was also aware that God understood his suffering and deeply cared for him in the midst of his distress.

No matter what pain you are going through in your life today, God understands. He knows us more than we know ourselves. When He sees our struggles and our suffering, His heart is filled with compassion for us. As David also wrote in Psalm 103:13-14, God has compassion on us just like a good father has compassion on his children. May you and I be overwhelmed with His steadfast love today in the midst of our suffering.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
SINLESS PERFECTION – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“A king sitting as judge weighs all the evidence carefully, distinguishing the true from the false. Who can ever say “I have cleansed my heart, I am sinless”? The Lord despises every kind of cheating” – Read: Proverbs 20:8-10

There are some people who preach a doctrine called ‘Sinless Perfection’ and for the life of me l have never been able to justify such a teaching either by experience or scripture. Why, the Bible actually spells it out as clear as clear can be, that, “lf we say we have no sin we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us” -(1 John 1:8). As I thought about the question posed to us in today’s word of wisdom I couldn’t help noticing the following verse, “The Lord despises every kind of cheating.”

It seems to me that to suggest any attainment of ‘sinless perfection’ in this life is the biggest cheat of all time! The only one capable or worthy of such a condition here on earth can only be the one ‘Lord Jesus Christ’! He was the only one who could truly say, ‘The Prince (the devil) of this world is coming and will find nothing in me‘ (John 14:30). Believe me, if Satan could have found any deviant flaw in the character or person of Christ he certainly would have done, but praise God he couldn’t!

No, our arrival at sinless perfection will only come when Jesus himself presents us without spot or wrinkle, faultless before the throne of His grace! Hallelujah!

QUOTES TO NOTE
FAILURE

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat – Theodore Roosevelt
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence – Colin Powell

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying – Michael Jordan

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent -Calvin Coolidge

DAILY MEDITATIONS
THE FOUNT OF WISDOM – Proverbs 2: 1-15; James 1: 1-8

We are not left in any doubt where true wisdom is to be found – v6. “For the Lord grants wisdom! His every word is a treasure of knowledge and understanding” (Living Bible) It is committed to giving clear, true and sure directions as to how life is to be

conducted. He is called the ‘all wise God’ and this indicates that there is no lack or deficiency whatsoever with Him regarding the best course of action to take or the finest outcomes. It is true to say that He knows the end from the beginning and is able to impart knowledge that is to the advantage of every individual no matter how complex.

In Isaiah 40 there is a disclosure of God and an emphasis with respect to His wisdom – vv13, 15. “Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being His counsellor hath taught Him? With whom took He counsel, and who instructed Him, and taught Him judgement, and taught Him knowledge, and shewed to Him the way of understanding?” He needs no instructor but instructs all. He is a mine and treasury of knowledge and so is in the perfect position of being the sound, sure and true Teacher of all.

You need to know that He is at hand to guide you unerringly throughout life amidst all of its problems and difficulties. He has all the answers at all times and will afford the same. In crying out for wisdom make sure you come to the ‘all wise God’ and He will attend to your situation whatever it entails. Nothing baffles Him and He is always in the position where He will give you the perfect answer and advice. As His counsel is followed it is found to be true and dependable.

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