welcome to this christian website

 ernest (2)July 1st

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

“For you need endurance so that, having done the will of God,  you may receive the promise” – Hebrews 10:35

The KJV Bible says that we need patience, the NLT Bible says that we need patient endurance. The NIV Bible says that we need to persevere. In Hebrews 12:1-2, we are called to run the race uniquely marked out for each one of us. In light of eternity, it might be just a sprint. However, in the grind of daily life, it mostly feels like a marathon race that we are running.

That is why the writer of Hebrews encourages us to keep on persisting to do the will of God in order that we might receive all that He has promised. We know that we could never do anything to earn or deserve the free gift of grace that God has given us in Jesus Christ. So I do not believe that this Scripture is referring to self effort or human works.

Jesus told us that the work that God requires is that we believe on the One He sent. I believe that God is saying that if we will just believe in Him and obey His leading, that we will receive all that He has promised in His Word.  So don’t lose hope, don’t give up!  God’s promise is true for both me and you!  Keep running your race!

WISDOM THAT WORKS

BIRDS OF A FEATHER – Rev. Bob Stevenson

”As a mirror reflects a man’s face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses. Ambition and death are alike in this; neither is ever satisfied.

Read: Proverbs 27: 18-20

Like me, you have probably noticed many of these Proverbs have their counterpart in the quaint sayings put together in literature by the sages of generations The one I have selected for comment is this one, “Birds of a feather flock together. The inspiration for this proverb might well originated by reading the proverb we have before us today. The truth of the matter is,it comes to discovering the true character of a man, or woman, it is so often by the friends they choose.

I once heard a motivational speaker proclaim the following, “show me the books that you read and the company you keep and I will tell you what kind of person you are”.

Have you noticed that high achievers seem to mix with other high achievers irrespective of social status or educational pedigree? You may have heard the Bible text quoted that man looks on the outward appearance but God looks on the heart. Unfortunately God is the only one who can and the rest of us have to settle for more visible evidences of character assessment. (See 1 Samuel 16:7)

Just in the same way a mirror reflects a man’s face so a person’s true character and make up can be assessed by the company they keep.

QUOTES TO NOTE – Albert Schweitzer

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

A WISE WOMAN – 1 Samuel 25

There are a number of quality female characters revealed to us in the Bible and Abigail is one of those who ranked highly amongst them. She appeared on the scene in David’s life to give essential direction at a time when he needed it. He was bent on revenge against Nabal because of his evil words and action. He had thrown David’s kindness in his face and God’s servant felt insulted and so reacted in the wrong way. It was a a thoughtless and stupid course of action that was totally unwarranted. He really needed friends of this nature around him.

Thankfully there was this wise and humble woman who saw the danger and acted with speed and sense to allay the situation. She saw to it that there was a fullness of provision for David and his men and then wisely counselled him that Nabal was not worth the trouble of murdering him. She knew David was destined for great things in God and told him so. She stated that he ought not to let this be a cause of regret in the future. Wisely he responded to the sound guidance and allowed the Lord to be the judge. He gave her his blessing: “Go up in peace to your house. See, I have heeded your voice and respected your person”.

How glad people ought to be when the Lord sends people across their pathway to give needful counsel so that no make mistakes are wrought that lead to regret! Instead of rushing ahead at times to justify ourselves, even though there may be a seeming just cause, we need the godly restraint that prevents wrong procedure. Be awake to people divinely sent into your life and affairs to stay from a course of action that will only lead to your loss rather than gain. At the end of the day the Lord desires that you respond aright in these awkward circumstances

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