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Mar 2nd   – 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 is ‘assurance’ a spiritual reality to be entered into if one is to know God to live a true life and extract the best from God. In coming to know Go through His Word, Spirit and Jesus Christ, the min an heart is to be possessed with sure knowledge of truth an things that matter. Doubt and uncertainty is removed as the blessing of heavenly convictions move in an take over life.


This ancient prophet had a major problem that needed to be sorted out. It was between him and the Lord and with what was taking place in his time. He saw the wickedness of the chosen people and he sensed that it required divine judgment. In conversing with the Lord about it he was told that it would be dealt with. The Lord wass to use the Babylonians as a means of severe chastisement. He didn’t reckon much to this and showed his disappointment. How could God use a much more wicked people to correct Israel? A big question and problem!

In chapter 2 he said he would sit own and wait to hear God’s reply. An what a teaching lesson he had. He makes the point to him that those who serve Him must learn to trust when they cannot understand His ways. The Lord makes the point: “The just man lives by faith” in the justice of God. Never does He err in His ways but always acts in righteousness. His servants must trust him with this biggy and learn the art of believing in Him when things look strange.

In chapter three it is evident that he had learned the lesson an comes through in triumphant mood and spirit. He said no matter how awful the situation may be I will live in a spiritual state of victory. “Although the fig tree shall not blossom etc” – “I will rejoice in the Lord . . . .” He moved from questioning an querying to trusting. When you cannot interpret an understand the workings of the Lord in your affairs, then  is the time to quietly reveal your confidence in Him. He never makes mistakes and ever does what is good and best. You are sure to come out of it okay.



Most of us would get along well if we used the advice we give others. To profit from good advice require more wisdom than to give it – Charles Collins


Master, Speak! Thy  Servant Heareth

Samuel as a young servant-boy of Eli cultivated the art of hearing the voice of his master. He was  ever quick to  respond to that voice and directive. There came the moment when he was called to hear the voice of the Lord an become a major prophetic messenger to Israel on His behalf. It is imperative that you become familiar with the Lord an His word on a regular basis. He is not silent but you need to get tuned in so that it will become the guiding light in your life an work.

Frances Ridley Havergal, daughter of the Rev. W. H. Havergal, was born at Astley, Worcestershire, Dec. 14, 1836. Five years later her father removed to the Rectory of St. Nicholas, Worcester. In August, 1850, she entered Mrs. Teed’s school, whose influence over her was most beneficial. In the following year she says, “I committed my soul to the Saviour, and earth and heaven seemed brighter from that moment.” A short sojourn in Germany followed, and on her return she was confirmed in Worcester Cathedral, July 17, 1853. In 1860 she left Worcester on her father resigning the Rectory of St. Nicholas, and resided at different periods in Leamington, and at Caswall Bay, Swansea, broken by visits to Switzerland, Scotland, and North Wales.

1/. Master, speak! Thy servant heareth, Waiting for Thy gracious word,

Longing for Thy voice that cheereth, Master, let it now be heard.

I am listening, Lord, for Thee: What hast Thou to say to me?

2/. Speak to me by name, O Master, Let me know it is to me;

Speak, that I may follow faster, With a step more firm an free,

Where the Shepherd feeds the flock In the shadow of the Rock.

3/. Master, speak! Though least an lowest, Let me not unheard depart;

Master, speak! For oh, Thou knowest All the yearnings of my heart,

Knowest all its truest need; Speak! And make me blest indeed.

4/. Master, speak! And make me ready, When Thy voice I truly heard,

With obedience glad and steady, Still to follow every word,

I am listening, Lord, for Thee: Master, speak, oh, speak to me!



No matter what longevity of years a person may enjoy, it is still a relatively brief existence. This is especially so when compared with God’s being and existence. He is the Eternal One, without beginning and ending – v1.  This is putting life into proper perspective. No individual goes on forever but his existence is of a limited order. He cannot boast of endurance and continuance. There is really no comparison to his Creator who regards a thousand years as a mere yesterday -v2.  People are here today and seemingly gone tomorrow, just like the grass or flowers.

Even though this is the case, life must be treated as being meaningful and significant when lived under the careful inspiration of God. In the phase of human existence He desires to give vital input. The psalmist puts it like this: “Teach us to make the most of our time, so that we may grow in wisdom” – v12. This is a profitable procedure. Life may be short but it can be sound, sure, sensible and serviceable to the maximum if God is in it. It may be brief but God can bless it. It is a short run in to the greater and eternal life that is to follow under His wise planning.

Wise people sense this factor and make up their minds as to the greatest course of action in utilizing every day and situation. The Lord is sought for with regard to His guidance and they are not disappointed. He, above all, wants you to invest all you have in doing that which will bring the greatest returns and this can only be when you allow Him to direct your affairs at all times. Take note of Proverbs 3: 5, 6. Your life today can be packed full with God’s grace and blessings so making it fruitful. Let the rest of your days own His instruction and growth.





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