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Jan 26th – 2017

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Rev. E. Anderson



Thought for the Day follows an instructive theme for everyday of the Week. We now turn our thoughts to another important factor if there is to be positive dealing with God. The word I ‘faith’, but it is more than word to be known. This is a crucial factor if there is to be fruitful and worthwhile relation with an for God. Nothing of any worth will be known or accomplished without a vibrant and close accord with Him in this all essential.

FAITH PUT TO THE ACID TEST – Habakkuk 3:17-19

Lessons on faith and trust are not easy ones to learn as many have found out. Habakkuk, the prophet, was placed in circumstances where he had problems working out the situation in his day. He was faced with a big conundrum. His people were in a sinful state and he is praying to God to do something about it. When he reveals the steps He is about to take, the prophet is mystified. The Babylonians that he was going to use to judged His people were far more wicked and so it was very difficult to come to terms with it. In chapter 2 God shows him that he has to learn to trust Him when he cannot trace Him and His workings.

Habakkuk comes through with a strong faith after the ordeal and becomes very positive as 3: 17 reveals. He says: “Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be on the vine; the labour of the olive shall fail, an the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls; yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation . . .” What optimism in the experience of such pessimism! His faith stands out and is fully rewarded. Nothing can rob him of his confidence in God!

The Lord will take you sometimes by a strange pathway which is not always easy to interpret or handle. You may not be able to confidently grasp what it is all about. The important thing is to be sensitive that He is with you amidst it and is seeking to nurture and make your faith stronger. If you are aware of this factor, it will help you to not so much question and query and trust Him. Realize above, all, He has your best interests at heart and you will be satisfied with the end results.


Jesus may Come Today, Glad Day

The coming again of Jesus Christ for His Church should cause every Christian to be expectant and jubilant. There is a tremendous build up to world’s next great event. Nothing an no one will be able to prevent what go has planned from eternity past. What a dramatic change is to take place at His appearance. He will impact the Christian Church an the world at large and nothing will remain the same. May we be on our watchtowers ready for this unique and extraordinary happening”. He’s coming very soon!

1/. Jesus may come today, Glad day! Glad day!
And I would see my Friend; Dangers and troubles would end
If Jesus should come today.


Glad day! Glad day! Is it the crowning day? I’ll live for today, nor anxious be,
Jesus, my Lord, I soon shall see; Glad day! Glad day! Is it the crowning day?

2/. I may go home today, Glad day! Glad day!
Seemeth I hear their song; Hail to the radiant throng! If I should go home today.


3/. Why should I anxious be? Glad day! Glad day! Lights appear on the shore,
Storms will affright nevermore, For he is at hand today.


4/. Faithful I’ll be today, Glad day! Glad day!
And I will freely tell Why I should love him so well, For he is my all today.


QUOTES TO NOTE – respect

There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King – Orison Swett Marden


GOD IS JUDGE – Psalm 58

A major role that God fulfils in and over creation and all of His creatures is that of Supreme Judge. Abraham designated Him: “The Judge of all the earth.” In the midst of wickedness and the revelation of evil people, it is apt to recognize this particular factor. The psalmist saw that even those who professed to be rulers and judges failed miserably in their role and were as guilty as those they were supposed to be judging – vv1-5. They were not administers of righteous sentences but acted in a wrong and brutal fashion. The office they assumed was not used to exalt that which was good and right but the opposite.

In this evil circumstance David calls upon the Supreme Judge to deal justice out to these wicked people. He realized it necessitated the rule of the Lord to deal with the people who were perverting the cause of justice – vv6-8. He believed that the Lord would deal with them and they would get their just deserts. The end of the psalm expresses real confidence that the godly will see injustice avenged and that God will honour righteousness in those who live for Him.

In a world where much injustice exists, it is easy to think that such will never be attended to and that evil will prevail. It is also possible to develop a sense of anger and resentment over the fact that people appear to get away without true judgment. Does God really care about this particular factor? He does. There is the need to know and believe that if transgressors and judges do not receive any sort of true sentence in this life, they will not escape in the final halls of justice, where all will face the One who will carry out an honest appraisal and pass the right verdict. There will be no miscarriage of justice by Him.




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