welcome to this christian website

ernest (2)April  4th – 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

 “Yahweh is Gracious and righteous. Yes, our God is merciful” – Psalm 116:5

Our God and Father is as righteous as He is gracious and merciful. He is just and holy, as well as being loving and compassionate. For some of us, we might see this as a contradiction in terms. How can the same God who is righteous and holy be gracious and full of mercy?

The simple truth is that the price that Jesus Christ paid for all our sin when He died on the cross was more than enough to satisfy God’s righteous requirements so that we would be recipients of His extravagant mercy. Because of the once and for all sacrifice of the holy Lamb of God, we now have unlimited access to the throne room of our righteous and merciful Heavenly Father.

With this in mind, let us reflect with great joy on the invitation found in Hebrews 4:16… Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (ESV)

WISDOM THAT WORKS

PACIFIERS – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“An angry man is silenced by giving him a gift! A good man loves justice, but it is a calamity to evil-doers. The man who strays from common sense will end updead”.

Read: Proverbs 21: 14-16

I must confess to being really challenged in the quest to understand the meaning these words are seeking to convey. I have come to the conclusion that this proverb is more a statement of fact rather than an injunction to put this approach into practice. It seems to me that the worst thing you can do in trying to manage some angry or furious person is to seek to placate them with some kind of gift or bribe. To do such a thing can only be seen as rewarding bad behaviour, and surely that can never be right. However, if this is viewed as one of those unseemly eventualities of life when you are forced to deal with such a fierce and belligerent attitude, this could well be the only way to diffuse a potentially explosive situation.

Anger is an extreme emotion which is not easy to manage at the best of times, be it our own or someone else’s. The last thing you want to do with an anger situation is to inflame it even more. So if the soft answer approach doesn’t work, then maybe the pacifying gift strategy will be successful.

After all nothing good ever comes out of an angry heart and the sooner that cool heads prevail the better it is for everyone around.

QUOTES TO NOTE by Matthew Henry

After a storm comes a calm.

The Scriptures were written, not to make us astronomers, but to make us saints. Matthew Henry

It is not talking but walking that will bring us to heaven. Matthew Henry

It is good for us to keep some account of our prayers, that we may not unsay them in our practice.
DAILY MEDITATIONS

A DILIGENT OCCUPATION – Proverbs 4: 19- 23

Unquestionably, one of the main organs of the physical body is that of the heart, that is why a great deal of notice has to be paid to it. When a person presents him or herself to the doctor for examination, he usually tests the heart condition to see if it is functioning perfectly. One of the main causes of natural death is due to the unhealthy state and working of the heart. There is, however, a counterpart in the spiritual state. The heart is a focus in this realm too. The wise proverb has it: “Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” – v23.

Two quotes help us here: “The heart is the central organ which conditions all man’s activities, and on whose correct functioning depend the character of his living.” Dr. Cohen “The heart is the hub of life, physical, psychological and moral” – A. Linford The Living Bible puts it: “Above all else, guard your affections for they influence everything else in life.” This central and critical spiritual organ affects thought, desire and action, therefore the clear directive is to watch over it in a scrupulous way.

The best procedure in attending to it is to make sure that it is kept clean and purified by the sanctifying agencies of the Word and Spirit of God and the blood of Christ. Make certain that your mind learns to desire and concentrate on truth and that you act in accord with sound beliefs. Ever love God enthusiastically and so your spiritual heart condition will ensure your life and success. Check your heart now!

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