welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchenMay 22nd – 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

“Therefore don’t be like them, for your Father knows what things you need, before you ask him” – Matthew 6:8

In Matthew 6, Jesus is instructing the listeners on how to pray to their heavenly Father. We don’t have to stand on street corners shouting prayers out loud so everyone can hear us and we don’t have to spend endless hours in repetitive babble thinking that somehow that will influence God. God is a good Father and He is simply looking for His kids to talk to Him.

Jesus tells us in this passage of Scripture that our God and Father is so attentive to our needs that He actually knows what we need before we even ask Him for it! We don’t have to shout to get His attention! We don’t have to spend hours in vain repetition to convince Him to listen! He is already listening… even before we pray a single word!

What an awesome Father we have! He is loving, He is good and He is kind. He knows what you need before you even ask! That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t ask though. He loves when we take time in our own prayer closet just to talk to Him. Anytime… night or day!

WISDOM THAT WORKS

SCALES OF JUSTICE – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“It is wrong to sentence the poor and let the rich go free. He who says to the wicked, “You are innocent, ” shall be cursed by many people of many nations; but blessings shall be showered on those who rebuke sin fearlessly

Read: Proverbs 24.-23—25

 Equally balanced scales are the symbol justice because the law is intended to be impartial. Unfortunately there are judiciaries in the world which can be bought for a price and who blatantly carry the responsibility for numerous miscarriages of justice. Here we read words of the wise from a bygone millennia when suchlike practices were perpetrated. For a judiciary to be completely impartial it has to be totally free from any political or vested interests. How happy the citizens are of those nations who adhere to such levels of integrity when it comes to the legal system.

On the other hand, how dreadful must the existence be of a people robbed of a fair go or even a fair hearing when they stand before the bar of a corrupt judiciary. At the time of writing we have seen the over throw of some Middle Eastern regimes who perpetrated the most evil backed and supported by a legal system which was a mockery of the symbols of justice it was supposed to espouse.

It has been well said that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. How we need to treasure and protect the independence of our justice system and forever ensure those balance scales are a true representation of our legal profession.

A QUOTE TO NOTE – Abraham Lincoln

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

SHEER PERSISTENCY – 1 SAMUEL 1

If there is one characteristic that the Lord loves to see manifest within those that believe in Him, it is sheer persistency. He is profoundly moved when He notes an individual who does not give in when encountering major problems. He takes enormous pleasure and pride in those that do not yield though they confront obstacles that seek to prevent progress and success. Amongst the characters found in the Bible is that of Hannah. She expressed a relentlessness and stamina when many would have simply capitulated to the condition.

The account has it that she experienced a truly barren state although she longed for children.  The barrenness was bad enough but the difficulty intensified by the fact that the other wife of Elkanah was most productive. How embarrassed she must have felt! But it is worsened and intensified by the provocative stance of her opposite number. There was no sympathy, only provocation. She knew that the means to being freed from this problem was to gain the favour of the Lord through prayer, but even He did not seem to respond. The demands increased. She was in a desperate and determined mood as she prayed in vv10, 11. Further, Eli the priest wrongly judged her. He then recognised her true distress and backed her petition up and so she won through. The sheer persistency paid off in the birth of a son, Samuel – v27 “For this child I prayed.”

Possibly you need the birth and the development of this vital requisite if you are to know God working choice things in your life and work. May be you are in a set of circumstances that demand a strong will and determination in order to experience resolution. Do not give in when you know your cause is right because, in the end, God will honour this quality. Your sheer persistency of faith and petition will pay off in the end and will give you a rich testimony to God’s goodness.

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