welcome t this christian website

ernest kitchenApril 17th – 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

Of Benjamin he said, “The beloved of Yahweh shall dwell in safety by him. He covers him all the day long. He dwells between his shoulders” – Deuteronomy 33:12

Today’s Scripture verse comes from Deuteronomy 33 where Moses is pronouncing a blessing on all of the tribes of Israel before he dies. The New International Version Bible says Deuteronomy 33:12 this way…  About Benjamin he said: “Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the LORD loves rests between his shoulders.” (NIV)

What an amazing picture of intimacy is painted between God and Benjamin. Moses calls Benjamin the beloved of the LORD who will enjoy the Lord’s covering all day long as he rests between God’s shoulders. I believe that every promise that God has made to the beloved of the LORD is a promise that we too can claim as our own because we too are God’s loved ones.

Our God and Father invites us to rest between His shoulders today and live in a place of complete safety in Him. He is our covering and truly a place where we can ‘let down our hair’ and relax. My prayer today is that this promise would become real to each one of us so that we might truly be able to rest in the arms of our Heavenly Father.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

THE H.P. TRAP – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender”.

Read: Proverbs 22: 7

I was introduced to the Hire Purchase scheme at a very young age. Being part of a working class family, we were forced economically, to acquire some personal and household goods on an instalment plan. These days I don’t seem to come across the Hire Purchase (H.P.) arrangement for buying goods, which may be due to a better understanding of other more effective ways of procuring credit. Or perhaps it’s my present financial status enables me to be free from what can become a real trap.

As the name implies, the Hire Purchase agreement you enter into asserts that until the goods you are purchasing are fully paid for — with interest, you are merely the hirer of these goods and any default in your payments will leave you liable to those goods being repossessed.

Unfortunately this did prove to be the case on when sometimes, even for valid reasons of sickness or unemployment, instalments could not be met. Having been the victim of the Hire Purchase myself I have learned by hard experience the truth of today’s proverb. As a bank manager once pointed out to me “if you have money, you can get money, lf you don’t – hard luck!” How true it is that the borrower is servant to the lender so be careful about signing away your freedom! (See Prov 27:7)

QUOTES TO NOTE – Mary Kay Ash

No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important.

Criticize the act, not the person.

We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honour and serve you.

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

UNLIKELY WEAPONS– Judges 3: 31; 4

Two people arise at a time of crisis and use the most unlikely weapons to bring about victory for Israel. One was a man by the name of Shamgar – 3:31 and the other a woman called Jael – 4: 21. These two ordinary people were to be used by God in an extraordinary fashion to produce deliverance for Israel over their foes in a unique manner. They could not be classified with those who were leaders amongst God’s people but they rose to the challenge as it was presented to them. In no way were they to shirk the privilege and opportunity of serving the cause.

Shamgar was to use an ox-goad that was normally employed in digging into the hindquarters of a ploughing beast to get and keep them moving. Jael was to take hold of a tent peg to nail Jabin king of Hazor through the head and slay Israel’s principal enemy. They took hold of that which was at hand to achieve outstanding success and bring relief to God’s people. Both of them were divinely inspired by God to achieve what seemed impossible by simple means. They waxed courageous and dealt a mortal blow to formidable opposition.

No less is true today in the Church of Christ. The Lord loves to employ the mere nobodies and what is to hand to achieve outstanding results – see 1 Corinthians 1: 26-28. The Lord can select and sponsor you today to do worthy exploits for Him. He has a task of importance for you to do in destroying the works of evil.

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