Thursday, October 16, 2014


Today’s Reading: Leviticus 26

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In Egypt, hieroglyphics can be found on many pillars and walls, telling the history of the ancient Egyptians and of the gods they worshipped.

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

Key Verse: Leviticus 26:45

But for their sake I will remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God: I am the Lord.


Today’s reading is exhilarating for the obedient believer, but it should strike fear into the hearts of the disobedient. In our two-year journey through the Bible, we will shortly come to the book of Judges, and the books of 1 & 2 Kings. Over and over, the truth of this 26th chapter of Leviticus is proven. Repent, call upon the Lord, obey, and we are blessed. Rebel, turn away from God in disobedience, and we lose out in every area of life. Paul quotes from Leviticus 26:12 in 2 Corinthians 6:16. Read a New Testament lesson which confirms the eternal truth of God’s Word (2 Corinthians 6:14-18). Yes, God remembers His first covenant with Israel, and He remembers His New Covenant with believers in Jesus. The old hymn says, “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.” Check out all the words of this hymn here.


Lord God, You’ve laid it out so clearly. When I obey You, I am blessed, and when I disobey, I remove myself away from Your protection. It’s not Your fault Lord; it’s my fault. Please grant me the grace of obedience, I pray. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!


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Yours to encourage us all to “Trust and Obey,”


8 thoughts on “Thursday, October 16, 2014

  1. Praise God, David!

    When we walk with the Lord
    In the light of His Word,
    What a glory He sheds on our way;
    While we do His good will,
    He abides with us still,
    And with all who will trust and obey.
    Trust and obey,
    For there’s no other way
    To be happy in Jesus,
    But to trust and obey.

    Not a shadow can rise,
    Not a cloud in the skies,
    But His smile quickly drives it away;
    Not a doubt or a fear,
    Not a sigh or a tear,
    Can abide while we trust and obey.

    Not a burden we bear,
    Not a sorrow we share,
    But our toil He doth richly repay;
    Not a grief or a loss,
    Not a frown or a cross,
    But is blest if we trust and obey.

    But we never can prove
    The delights of His love,
    Until all on the altar we lay;
    For the favor He shows,
    And the joy He bestows,
    Are for them who will trust and obey.

    Then in fellowship sweet
    We will sit at His feet,
    Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
    What He says we will do;
    Where He sends, we will go,
    Never fear, only trust and obey.

  2. Harsh reading today but a lesson for us to abide in The Word and stay obedient, with God’s strength, to carry out His commands.

    Blessings to all.

  3. What a faithful God we have…we can trust and know that what He says will come true. He is a Just God. His ways are perfect, we can lean on Him and not on our own understanding, and it will be healing to our soul and marrow to our bones.
    Prov: 3:6 “In all our ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct our paths.” 3:7 Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the Lord and depart from evil.”
    3:8 It shall be health to your navel, and marrow to your bones.”
    “Trust and obey, for there is no other way, but to trust and obey”. How true!
    Thank you Jesus, we can lean on you in all our ways.

  4. I’m glad that others feel this chapter and/or book is harsh. I feel it is harsh and it’s hard to try and read and have these feelings….I sometimes think I must be on a different planet….please pray for me…..blessings

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