welcome to this christian website

ernest (2)June 24th – 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

“Leave your fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let your widows trust in me” – Jeremiah 49:11

In the Old Testament Hebrew culture, a child who was fatherless was considered an orphan even if they were still under the care of their mother. That is why James says that pure religion is to take care of the widows and the orphans. God’s heart is for those who are vulnerable. God’s heart is for the underdog and those who are exploited in our society.

I personally believe that this promise not only applies to those who have had their father/husband die, but all who do not have a father/husband in their home. With the divorce rates reaching the 50% mark in many Western countries, I believe that this promise that God makes to protect the fatherless and the widows is very relevant in the society in which we live.

If you are in a situation where you are (or feel) fatherless, be encouraged that our God and Father promises to protect you. If you are widowed, divorced or separated in some way from your husband, God knows your needs and He will care for you like no one else possibly could.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

 KIDS WILL BE KIDS – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“My son, how happy I will be if you turn out to be sensible! It will be a public honour to me”.

Read: Proverbs 1: 1-6

A long time ago my wife and I made the decision that whatever, or however, our children ultimately turned out to be, sensible or not so sensible, we would always be there for them if they needed us

Your children can never stop being your children and you can never stop being their mother and father. You may choose to disown your children and vice versa, but that can never break the blood bond between you and your DNA will always be identical whether you like it or not.

Children can be a blessing or an embarrassment. They can evoke pride of place in their parent’s hearts or sadness and disappointment. Either way, the reason for either response, like it or not, is our parentage. We enjoy the proud moments because we can rightly claim that we had a part in their creation and to some degree their development. We get hurt and offended at the disappointing moments for exactly the same reason. We are blessed to have children we are extremely proud of. Their mother and l can sing their praises to all our friends and associates. That does not mean that disappointments have been altogether absent. However, our decision has been set in concrete. Whatever happens, we will never revoke our privilege and responsibility of parenthood to them.

 QUOTES TO NOTE – Henry Ward Beecher

The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

UNNECESSARY JEALOUSY– 1 Samuel 18: 6-30

Looking at the life of Saul at this period of life, he appears to be making a rod for his own back in his treatment of David. Instead of acting with the grace of wisdom, he behaves in a very jealous manner, which was uncalled for. David was not his enemy, but he acted in envy because of a number of things that were creditable in him.  He was jealous over his success, over the fact that the Lord was with him, that he knew constant victories and that those who he led were impressed by him, also, that he conducted himself in a wise and becoming way. David never sought to gain any advantage over him but endeavoured to serve him in humility.

The king should have been glad and grateful that he had a trustworthy servant and he could have made way for him as his successor.  Instead he took the opposite stance in seeking to remove him.  This young man became a threat to his whole life and future. He allowed himself to be ravaged by a wrong mindset and attitude that robbed him of real peace and pleasure. What an opportunity for the monarch to introduce a wholesome spirit and attitude into the nation!

The apostle Peter gives some sound advice for all to heed to in 1 Peter 2:1. He says, “Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy and all evil speaking.” These things must not be allowed to be birthed and developed within amongst the Christian community because they spoil character and the good that can be accomplished. Do all within your power through God’s grace to keep your inward condition holy and healthy at all times. This provides a wholesome basis from which God can work through in a greater manner and measure.

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