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July 15th

Rev. E. Anderson

IN MESSAGE FOR TODAY

There used to be a short phrase used by Christians in former years: ‘Saved to Serve’. It is a brief but apt description and explanation of what a Christian should know, accept and seen carried through in this life. Christ set the example and became the Servant of all and is to be reproduced by in all of His disciples. He taught His message not simply by words but by deeds – see John 13. Let this day be one where you dedicate your whole being to living and working for the benefit and blessing of others. In so doing you will discover the immense consequences of both your life and labour. You will be surprise at the end results!

WISE SAYINGS

“And whatsoever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men” – Colossians 3:23. You could have no better or greater reason for doing so because He is the best Employer and His is the best employment.

IN ADDITION

CHRISTLIKENESS

Peter in his message to early Christians reveals that they have been blessed: “According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue.” You are called to be like Christ and manifest  His quality characteristics in an ever-increasing capacity. These are the things to added with all diligence – vv4, 5.

2/. The quality of virtue – v5. It is defined as conformity with or practice of morality or duty; a particular moral excellence. It is to be given the best interpretation and is an excellence that is not simply in connection to the sexual. Mind, heart and will must be in a pure and holy state so that all that is executed in life and conduct proceeds from a wholesome state. Unless everything is done from an upright, honourable and genuine motivation, such counts for nothing. So it is imperative that this virtue takes deep root and yields its decided fruit which a safeguard in life and ensure the ultimate award from the LORD. David prayed that the Lord would constantly search and cleanse him – Psalm 139: 23, 24. A good principle to emulate!

DAILY MEDITATIONS`

NEIGHBOURLY WATCH – Romans 15: 1-7

One of the things that have increased in our country is the development of Neighbourhood Watch. Most communities have introduced this organisation with a view to creating a sense of care and commitment amongst neighbours concerning their persons and properties. Over the years a dreadful lack of community spirit has allowed wicked people to take advantage of vulnerable people and property. This particular effort has been formed to counteract these trends.

The reading reveals that this should be the spiritual and normal outlet of the new birth and life in the Christian. A genuine love and practice should be present in caring for those in the family of God and those without. One of the aims of life is not only to please God but others and by assisting those who are in deepest need. The directive is: “Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good and edification” – v2. No effort should be spared in moving in to be kind and to enrich other people with positive good deeds that bring relief, hope and sweet relationship.

It is a challenging and demanding thing to be involved in this way. Christ taught the truth that it is imperative to be Good Samaritans in this life, looking for opportunities to move in and meet the requirements of others especially in crisis moments. True religion is not only in a statement of faith and beliefs; it is to be noted in the performance of kind acts to all situated around. Possibly you need to examine where you are in this. Are you making a valid contribution to people that are near by so that they can see the Gospel of Christ at work in and through you?

 

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