Thursday, September 6, 2012


Suggested Reading: Exodus 37-38

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A tour group visiting the life-sized replica of the Tabernacle stands in the Holy of Holies looking upon the Ark of the Covenant. The exhibit continues at the Crossroads Centre in Burlington, Ontario, until September 30th, 2012.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.


Key Verse: Exodus 37:1

Then Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood; two and a half cubits was its length, a cubit and a half its width, and a cubit and a half its height.

The second commandment (Ex 20:4-5) says, “You shall not make for yourself any carved image…” Is God breaking His own commandment by ordering the image of Cherubim? Not at all! Breaking this commandment had to do with, “You shall not bow down to them nor serve them” (verse 5). Why make this point? Because of our tendency to take Bible verses out of context. For example, there is an area of Jerusalem known as Mea Sherim. Here the extreme orthodox Jews have been known to break a tourist’s camera because they believe a picture breaks the commandment. In this daily blog, I hope to always present my message in context.


Lord, Your Word has been handed down to us correctly. When I interpret into my understanding what You gave Moses and others, may I consider the sentence before and after, the chapter before and after, and in fact the entirety of Your Word. In Jesus’ Name, the living Word, Amen!


At 11:00 a.m. yesterday I gave a eulogy at the home-going celebration of Bruce Wastle, a 35-year team member of our Crossroads ministry. Bruce was one of the finest electronic engineers ever. He came on staff in the Spring of 1977 to help install the equipment for Canada’s first professionally equipped TV production center dedicated to producing Christian television. About five years later, we purchased a TV production truck from Mother Angelica of Alabama, and sent it to Italy for our Italian language productions with Rev. Onofrio Micolis. We discovered that the truck had to be completely re-wired. I was in Italy when Bruce was doing this job. One night about midnight I ordered Bruce to go to bed. He’d been working since 6 a.m. He dutifully went to bed, but to my surprise, when I looked out the window at 4 a.m. he was back at work. It would’ve never occurred to him to charge overtime. He knew he was working for God. He was a quiet, humble man. I wouldn’t be surprised if Bruce and Bezaleel have already met. They are two excellent craftsmen who served God and their generation well.

Yours for excellence in service to God,


P.S. For tour info on the Crossroads Tabernacle Exhibit, click HERE and share it with a friend!

3 thoughts on “Thursday, September 6, 2012

  1. I don’t understand why people take God’s word out of context his word is truth.
    My prayer is the same as yours and I pray for Bruce’s family for God to give
    them comfort , love and strength during this time.
    In Jesus Amen

    Lianne Hogg

  2. Dear David
    Thank you so much for your sharing….
    Praying for those left behind in Bruce’s Family….. Untll we are all together ….it is difficult for those left behind….We hold them in Prayer

    sending hugs David as we journey… Joy & Peace…as the Lord’s will be done…. Come Lord Jesus Come quickly…..

  3. Like the melody of a beautiful song, like the theme of a great masterpiece so is Jesus in the Scriptures. He is the author, He is the hero, the beginning and the ending of our Holy Bible. For by Him (the Son) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him and for Him. Colossians 1:16. Thou shalt call His Name Jesus for He shall save His people from their sins. Matthew 1:21.

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