welcome to this christian website

 ernest (2)May 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 knows the days of the perfect. Their inheritance shall be forever” – Psalm 37:18

In today’s Scripture verse, King David declares that all of the days of the upright are known to the Lord. In Psalm 139:16, David also says that each one of our days has been recorded in a special book before even one of them came to be.

God knows us through and through and He loves us with all His heart. His eyes are upon those whom He loves and their inheritance is secure forever. For those who have said ‘yes’ to Jesus, we can rest in the unshakeable and everlasting inheritance that we have in Christ. It is a hope that will never fade or lose its value.

You are of great worth to God and He loves to watch over you. May the truth of this promise cause hope to well up in your heart today knowing that you are truly safe and secure in the big strong arms of your Heavenly Dad.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

SPANKING – Rev. Bob Stevenson

 “Don’t fail to correct your children; discipline won’t hurt them! They won’t die if you use a stick on them! Punishment will keep them out of hell”.

 Read: Proverbs 23:13-14

In our household spanking was an absolute last resort. After all, there are many other ways to teach our children that their actions have consequences, good or bad! We have all employed the ‘count to three’ strategy to good effect especially in the formative years of our little ones. Then there is the ‘go to your room, I will deal with you later’ approach.

There has been the odd occasion in our family life where our repeated exhortations, threats and promised sanctions, have not achieve the required obedience, and the wooden spoon or flat of the hand has had to be resorted to. I say, ‘odd occasions’ because in our home it was always the exception and not the rule. In fact if your discipline regime requires constant application of physical discipline you probably need to question your own position regarding correctional methods.

For every spanking that may be meted out there has to be a multitude of evidences and affirmations of love and care. If your only purpose in spanking is to relieve your own anger or frustrations then you need some serious counselling to help straighten out your twisted emotions. If however, your true motive is real love then go ahead with the spanking! Believe me your offspring will more than thank you for it.

A QUOTE TO NOTE – Winston Churchill

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. Winston Churchill

DAILY MEDITATIONS

AN UNNECESSARY CONFLICT – Judges 12: 1-7

After such a major triumph it is sad to read of this argument that was brought up by the men of Ephraim – v1. Because they had not been involved in the recent conquest they wanted to commence a battle of words that eventually turned into a bitter contest. The root cause of this appears to lie in jealousy. They had been invited to the fray but were unwilling to join forces with Jephthah and would have rather seen their fellow patriots lose. Jephthah said, “when I called you, you delivered me not out of their hands” – v2. They had every opportunity of joining forces and thus heal any resentment that existed.

The inevitable result was a terrible war took place between them and eventually 42,000 men perished from Ephraim. The ones that had initiated the war of words turned out to be the losers.  If only they had rejoiced in the previous victory of the others in delivering them from a common enemy things would have been different or even if they had not been involved and let matters rest. Wisdom should have taught them to be bound together as brothers in a common cause.

There are surely lessons for us to learn from this incident. First, let us seek to be united with our brothers in a common conflict against the enemy. Do not be responsible for creating strife and conflict so endangering unity and good will. The Lord has called His people to harmony. Secondly, do not in any way become envious and jealous at the success of others but rather congratulate them, by so doing, we will reveal the God-like spirit and attitude. The cultivation of this attitude and action will be rewarded accordingly by God.

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