welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchenApril 2nd – 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

“Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. Your dominion endures throughout all generations. Yahweh is faithful in all his words, and loving in all his deeds” – Psalm 145: 13

The kingdoms of this world will not last forever. Even some of the most long standing empires that spanned immense territories eventually faltered and faded away. No matter how great the king, no matter how vast their armies, every kingdom has a beginning and an end.

The hope that we have in Christ is that we are destined for a kingdom that will last forever! It is an unshakeable kingdom, ruled by the most loving King! The kingdoms of this world can at times intimidate, but be of good cheer because our elder brother, Jesus Christ has overcome the world and all its systems.

My prayer today is that each and every one of us would set our affections on things above and not on things of this earth (Colossians 3:2). While the kingdoms of this world may compete for our attention, we belong to another kingdom where our God and Father reigns and His dominion will endure forever!

WISDOM THAT WORKS

THE LISTENING EAR – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“The wise man learns by listening; the simpleton can only learn by seeing the scorners punished. The Righteous One knows what is going on in the homes of the wicked and will bring the wicked to judgment”

Read: Proverbs 21: 11,12

As soon as I read this proverb about the wise man who learnt by listening, those New Testament words of Jesus sprang to mind – “Let him who has ears to hear listen”. Because it is possible to hear what somebody is saying but not listen to what is actually being said.

How many times did our parents have to get our attention by saying something like, “Are you listening to me young man? We may well have. been hearing the sound waves vibrating in our eardrums yet not taking one blind bit of notice of what was actually being said. (See Matt 11 :15; Mark 4:9/23/7:16)

As we advance in years we develop the capacity for selective hearing for all kinds of reasons. It could be prejudice, stubbornness, ignorance, apathy, disinterestedness or just sheer wilful rebelliousness. Whatever our excuse for not listening, the repercussions are the same – we close our mind and heart to information that could serve us well if only we would take the trouble to truly listen. Such deafness can not only have detrimental repercussions on our educational life, but more importantly on our spiritual one.

How sad it is that so many just refuse to hear until some tragedy strikes which gets their attention. Ultimately missing out on all the good things a hearing ear can bring our way.

QUOTES TO NOTE

JEALOUSY

The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves. William Penn

You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars. Gary Allan

Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it. William Shenstone

Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

DAILY MEDITATIONS

SET YOUR PRIORITY – Proverbs 4: 5-9; 1 Kings 3

There is an apparent emphasis and urgency placed upon what should be the main pursuit of life in this book – it is the possession of wisdom: ‘get wisdom.’ What is meant here is more than a natural astute mind that possesses a great amount of intellectual ability that can be translated into many practical works of a worthy nature. It is that facility of mind and understanding that is able to grasp and apply those spiritual, moral and ethical principles that produce a godly and noble character that in turn produces honourable and praiseworthy conduct.

Wisdom has its objective for us on so many fronts. Her grand purpose is to ‘preserve, keep, promote, honour and crown life’ in every way – vv6, 8, 9. Her true and pure interest is that all who sit, listen and learn from her will discover that all she has to say and teach leads to the total construction and honour of life. She makes sure that life and work is not wasted but that it expresses its full potential and reaches the maximum in experience and excellence.

“When a man displays wisdom in his diction and direction, his friends and acquaintances, even his opponents tend to respect his judgements, rely on his promises and applaud his successes.”      – A. Linford

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Do not lose out in life by failing in this pursuit. Be encouraged in the knowledge that you can settle for this priority and as you do so, you too will enjoy the enormous blessing of being wise and fulfilled. Take time out today to sit at her feet and learn of her and her ways.  There is so much to discover, learn and know and to pass on that will enrich society.

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