welcome to this christian website

ernest (2)April 1st– 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

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“for Yahweh your God is a merciful God; he will not fail you, neither destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which he swore to them”- Deut 4: 31

Our God is a merciful God. He is full of compassion and love towards us. In today’s promise, He tells Israel that He will never forsake them or hurt them or forget the promises He made to their forefathers. Our God is the ultimate promise keeper. He remembers every promise that He has made and He is faithful to keep all that He has promised.

The enemy of our soul would want us to think otherwise. He has always been lying about the character and nature of God and will continue to do so because Jesus called him the father of lies (John 8:44). May we all be reminded today that God is faithful to do everything that He has promised for us. Not one of the promises that He has made will ever fail us for He is good and His mercy endures forever (1 Chronicles 16:34).

WISDOM THAT WORKS

PLODDING PLODDERS – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Steady plodding brings prosperity, hasty speculation brings poverty. Dishonest gain will never last, so why take the risk? Because the wicked are unfair, their violence boomerangs and destroys them”

Read: Proverbs  21: 5, 6

We have all heard the fabled story of the tortoise and the hare and the lesson it portrays so vividly in the mind. It might not look very exciting to have the capacity to plod along in any given direction for an indefinite period of time, but believe me it has its own reward.

l have had opportunity to observe many of the ‘hares’ of this world who are full of zest and fervour in the initial stages of their endeavours, but alas they soon lose interest or motivation and eventually fall by the wayside,

How many projects still lie unfinished because we lacked the necessary persistent plodding power to see the job through! On many occasions when we fail to stay the course, it is not because we lack the ability or expertise, indeed we can possess mountains of that! No! All we lack is the ability to just maintain a steady pace and keep at it.

Most of the worthwhile accomplishments we have succeeded in are not heralded by some fanfare of trumpets, nor are the many mundane activities of the routine of life filled with excitement and glamour.

I have come to realize there is lasting prosperity in the ability to keep plodding and we do well to prize such a valuable attribute.

QUOTES TO NOTE

INTELLIGENCE

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. Stephen Hawking

A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether. Roy H. Williams

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. Plutarch

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. Albert Einstein

DAILY MEDITATIONS

A FATHER’S INPUT – Proverbs 4: 1-4; 2 Timothy 1

One of the great blessings of life is to have a good, loving and wise father. Such cannot be overestimated. It is of incredible value to have this quality person inputting life with the wisdom of years and experience. They enable us to be placed in a healthy and strong position of being able to make the right choices and so benefit on every hand. Even if one has not been blessed with a noble earthly father, there are those men in the Christian Church that are wonderful spiritual fathers that are able to come alongside and fulfil a gracious fatherly role that enriches life, faith and understanding. The apostle Paul regarded Timothy as his own son and aided him in achieving his spiritual destiny.

The statement is made: “I give you good doctrine” – v2. The Living Bible affirms – “For I speak the truth-don’t turn away.”  According to Aaron Linford the term ‘doctrine’ means ‘that which is received’. It does not represent original teaching but that which is transmitted from the past. Evidently father had listened to his father and carried out his true teaching and found it to be wholly beneficial. So he was passing on that which he had been taught and learned. It was no new philosophy and ideology but that which had a great proven track record – see vv3, 4.

It is not to be simply a case of listening but retaining and putting into practice the sound instruction. The outcome of this procedure results in ‘life.’ It is finding out that what has been told concludes in a profitable and pleasurable existence. Learn from your earthly or spiritual fathers today for they seek your good. Having learned so much through the years a rich legacy has to be passed on.

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