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ernest (2)July 24th – 2016

Rev. E. Anderson

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A GOLDEN PROMISE

“Yahweh, the Lord, is my strength. He makes my feet like deer’s feet,
and enables me to go in high places” – Habakkuk 3:19

Have you ever watched a deer or a mountain goat walk on the side of a mountain? It is really quite an amazing sight to see. They are so sure-footed that they can walk on ledges so thin that it would seem impossible in the natural.

In this promise, Habakkuk says that since the Lord is his strength, God will make his feet as steady as those of a deer so he can walk in high places. I believe that God wants to take us all to greater heights and walk in the sure-footedness that only comes from walking not in our own power or self-effort, but from the strength from Almighty God.

In 1 Corinthians 1, Paul says that eye has not seen, nor has ear heard what God has prepared for those who love Him, but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit. There is a great adventure calling each and every one of us to come up higher in the Spirit.

May we not allow our fear of heights to prevent us to go today where He is calling. He will equip us with the strength we need to go where He is calling us to go. All we have to be is willing vessels.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

HELL BENT – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Scolding and spanking a child helps him to learn. Left to himself, he brings shame to his mother When rulers are wicked, their people are too. . . . . . Discipline your son and he will give you happiness and peace of mind”.

Read: Proverbs 29: 15-17

You have probably heard this saying before when we seek to describe the actions of some recalcitrant individual by observing their stubborn determination as being ‘hell bent’. It means there is no more room for persuasion to be effective. lt means that any sense of reason has gone out of the window. It means that there is nothing you can say or do to prevent them from going headlong into what is obviously going to be of serious injury to them.

Whether it is a wicked ruler surrounded by evil aides, who is hell bent on oppressing the poor of his realm, or an undisciplined child, both will end up with a backlash deserving of their intractably stubborn ways.

Our proverb says that a tyrant’s downfall is like the driving force of an unstoppable train. So don’t even attempt to stand in its way or in any way seek to halt it because you could get damaged by your efforts. In spite of all this, l still want to believe that there is hope for everyone to change their ways and be saved, however I do have to acknowledge that some individuals seem to be hell bent on destroying themselves.

King David said, “He had fainted except he had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living”. (Psalm 27:13) So let’s keep believing!

QUOTES TO NOTE – Henri Nouwen

Jesus, there are no countries to be conquered, no ideologies to be imposed, no people to be dominated. There are only children, women and men to be loved.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

THE ALL-SEEING EYE – Psalm 33

These are very assuring words given in v18 – “Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear Him, upon them that hope in His mercy.”  This is something that has to be really taken notice of as expressed in the word, ‘Behold!’ It must not be allowed to slip by without thought or attention.  The reason being, so much is dependent upon the application of what is stated. This must become perceived and be a spiritual motivation and regulating feature of life. It states on whom God’s loving eye rests.

Two things in particular are emphasized: one is a deep reverence and respect for the Lord, the other, a quiet but sure faith in Him to act in loving action in time of need. The important thing is the creation and cultivation of these two essential ingredients. One ought not to find it difficult to embrace both. Honour and obedience ought to be given Him in the light of who He is. It affirms in v8 – “let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.” He is majestic, marvellous and mighty and deserves all respect. In trusting His kindness there will come a gracious display of His goodness in so many ways in all kinds of situations. He keeps a watchful eye to act in the interests of them whose interest is in Him.

We have the opportunity of putting this beautiful principle into operation in our lives, now. As we behold Him and hold Him in fullest regard, He beholds us and holds us in fullest regard. He, above all, is desirous of nothing but the best for us during our brief stay on this planet. It pays therefore to observe this procedure. Be watchful of Him because He is watchful for you – see Psalm 32: 8.

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