welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchenJune 26th – 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

“The name of Yahweh is a strong tower: the righteous run to him, and are safe” – Proverbs 18:10

The name of our Lord and God is a strong tower, a mighty fortress that we can run to any time, night or day, and find safety. Psalm 91 talks about this strong tower being ‘the secret place of the Most High’. It is a place where we can stay our entire lives, dwelling under the shadow of the Almighty.

Many of the anxieties that we experience in our society come from a place where we do not feel safe and secure. God is our strong tower! We can rest assured that safety is found in the borders of His love. What father wouldn’t have a heart to protect his children?

God is the perfect Father and promises to be there for us…as a fortress that we can depend on for shelter.  When I think of this promise, I feel peace in my heart knowing that I have a safe place where I can go, and so do you!

WISDOM THAT WORKS

 POOR CREDIT RISKS – Rev. Bob Stevenson

”The world’s poorest credit risk is the man who agrees to pay a strangers debts”.

Read: Proverbs 27.-13

Today’s Proverb makes the parable of the Good Samaritan even more amazing to |me, I have always marvelled at this Bible story of the unbelievable kindness and generosity of the Samaritan man He not only helped at traveller in distress, but was prepared to pay whatever it took to see this unfortunate man back on his feet (See Luke 10 30-37)

I was always under the impression that the main thrust of this parable was the triumph of compassion over religious prejudice but this proverb has given me an added insight. Not only can you be religiously bigoted as racially prejudiced but you can actually have the support of the very word of God, as our proverb for today points out, and use it to over-ride a heart of compassion

The Samaritan did the very opposite with Old Testament scripture Even if the religious scribe and priest had allow pity to extend to one so incapable of helping himself l doubt if they would have rash as to say they would pay another man’s debt

If your heart of compassion makes you susceptible to some financial loss, go with your heart every time. After all, its only money you can lose, but your kindness will pay rich dividends.

QUOTES TO NOTE – Henry Ward Beecher

The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

LOYALTY – BEING TRUE – 1 Samuel 20

These two godly men, Jonathan and David, had entered into a sacred and loving covenant and it was to be severely tested in terms of fidelity and trust. The time came when it would be under pressure but when that happened it did not fail on either side. They were both committed to God and each other. Jonathan was quite a remarkable individual because he knew David was destined to be king. He was not jealous about it but delighted and ready to surrender his claim and right. All that he wanted for his real pal and comrade was his exaltation.

His father would seek to antagonize Jonathan against his friend and colleague but he would have none of it, in fact, he sought earnestly to bring sense into the situation and create peace and good will. It became evident that David’s life was in jeopardy and so he took the measures whereby he could rescue him out of the clutches and evil intention of his father. Before they parted on this occasion he said: “Go in peace, since we have sworn in the name of the LORD saying, ‘May the LORD be between you and me, and between your descendants and my descendants forever.’ So he arose and departed, and Jonathan went into the city . .” –  v42.

It is well to honour commitments made out of love and loyalty. In a world of social and spiritual relationships, where peoples’ words appear to be no longer their bond, how essential it is that Christians maintain fidelity to what has gone from their lips, especially in sacred covenant to God and others. If you desire to keep your friendships intact and worthwhile, then we make sure that your stated intentions are sustained even though it may be at great personal cost and loss. This kind of thing makes for the wholesome production of a noble character and life.

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