Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Today’s Reading: 1 Chronicles 23-24

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).


At the base of the Timna Cliffs in Timna Park (in the south of Israel), you can see a replica of the Tabernacle of Moses.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.


Key Verses: 1 Chronicles 23:27-28

For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered from twenty years old and above; because their duty was to help the sons of Aaron in the service of the house of the Lord, in the courts and in the chambers, in the purifying of all holy things and the work of the service of the house of God…


The leadership of God’s people was about to be handed over from father to son, from David to Solomon. David was not only passing on the crown, but also his cherished dream of building the Temple. While God did not permit David to build it, He did allow David to assemble the building materials. David was able to leave financial resources for Solomon as well. Most importantly, David left to Solomon people who were prepared to worship God and work in unity with each other, making sure all the details were cared for. Before long, our daily readings will be in the Psalms, where we will discover the true secret of what made David a great man. Psalms 22, 23 and 24, the cross, the crook, and the crown, came from David’s relationship with his Father God. As not everyone will find today’s reading very inspirational, we may want to read those writings of David (click here). Many blog participants will be able to quote the Psalm of the shepherd’s crook by memory. If not, why not memorize it today. David was about to “walk through the valley of the shadow of death.” He declared, “I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff they comfort me.” We can have that same confidence! Amen!


Lord God, Your servant, David, never lost his vision for Your cause and specifically for the building of the Temple. I pray that I will never lose a vision for the future. May the exciting possibilities of Your work always be in my sight. May I be diligent to leave my affairs in order, providing what I have prepared for my family and for the ongoing success of Your work. In Jesus’ Name I ask for wisdom and guidance, Amen!


Norma-Jean and I have passed onto our children lots of pictures and keepsakes. We’ve sent mementos and pictures to the churches and to Crossroads, places where we’ve worked through the years. We even came across a copy of our Last Will and Testament. The children and God’s work are remembered in our bequests. There is not much money, as we’ve tried to live modestly and to give sacrificially all along. Nevertheless, remembering King David’s last words have caused me to think again about these things.

This Sunday is Father’s Day. My son Ron an I are team preaching in the auditorium at Braeside Camp Tabernacle, 110 East River Road, Paris, Ontario at 10 a.m. Please come if possible. When my Father stepped aside from his responsibilities in the college, he took on two country churches, his first love. I was 12 years old. My mother died just five months later. Dad would take me with him as he visited the farmers in his congregation. It was common to see in large letters on the barns signs like, “James Thompson and Son.” I knew that I would never see such a sign reading, “Roy Mainse and Son.” At the same time I was aware that my Father was giving me the inheritance of a life lived for God. If I can, I’ll attach below a copy of one of his hundreds of handwritten poems from his journal.

As a Father myself, I bear a huge responsibility for helping to bring four children into the world. I love you Elaine, Ellen, Reynold and Ron. I love your spouses, your children, and your grandchildren. Life goes on! I know I would be a basket case without the Lord. I can say with King David in Psalm 23, “Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

Yours for honouring always, “Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy Name,”


A handwritten poem by my Father, Roy Lake Mainse (click on photo to enlarge).


19 thoughts on “Tuesday, June 16, 2015

  1. What a beautiful poem its true for today how they try to get rid of The Word of God my daughter worked at a hotel in her small home town and seen many many bibles being thrown out We know Gods Word will always stand thank you David for sharing this precious poem of your fathers legacy God Bless you this day and everyday and Happy Fathers Day to You All our love to you and your family over the years !!!!!

  2. Pastor David, thank you for your words today, I have printed a copy of your father’s poem so I can read it often. He like you, was a wonderful man, he prepared the way for you and your offspring. I read the three Psalms and I can see The Cross, The Crook and The Crown. It is so amazing that a lot of the Old Testament Scriptures foretell what will come to past regarding Christ in the New. To all you men who follow this Blog, have a very happy Father’s Day.
    To all you dear ladies have a Blessed day Eleanor M.

    • Many scriptures come to mind with todays reading; one such verse from Jeremiah 23:29 “Is not MY WORD like as a fire? saith the LORD”and like a “HAMMER” that breaketh the rock in pieces.?” Indeed, God’s penetrating,powerful and purposeful Word “breaks through all of man’s plans, agendas and anything and everything we think we can build in this world without GOD.
      God says-This is the WAY- walk ye in it. My way causes me to stumble; HIS way ensures total victory. Yes, I may stumble along the way once or twice, but My LORD picks me up and sets me back on course and guides me by HOLY SPIRIT. Thank you Pastor David for ministering to your readers today- “You are one in a million”the late R.W. Schamback used to say.
      Rev. Terry FELVUS

  3. Dear Dad,
    Thank you for your love and commitment over the years to God and your family. We all love and honour you so much! See you on Father’s day!

  4. Thank you David and family, for sharing God with us. And thanks to all for your prayers. God bless you all.

    “The Best of All

    Blessed Bible, sacred treasure,
    Precious book, of all the best,
    There is comfort never failing,
    And a calm abiding rest.
    Read with reverence, and commit it,
    Verse by verse, and day by day;
    ’Tis the word that God has spoken,
    And it cannot pass away.”

    —Fanny Crosby

  5. What a precious gift, the poem, from your father, thank you for sharing!

    How fortunate for your children and their extended families, for your care and concern for them through the years, may the Lord continue to encourage you and strengthen. Thank you for sharing and guiding us through this blog.

    Much prayer is needed for fathers; that they may be able to withstand the wiles of the enemy, the devil and his cohorts. Families need fathers within the home, to love, guide and shield, to be an example.

    Lord God I pray for the men in this nation of Canada. I pray for encouragement, and strength and Your anointing on them, that they may be able to withstand the attack of the enemy. I pray for Your Wisdom to be imparted to them, as You guide them in the each area of their lives as they grow into manhood, and into Fatherhood. In the Mighty Name of Jesus I pray. Amen and Amen!!

  6. Thanks for sharing your dad’s wonderful poem, David! God’s anvil stands, amen!! Blessings dearest saints!

  7. THANK YOU David for bringing us closer and closer to God each and every day! Am so looking forward to Psalms and will memorize Psalm 23. I couldn’t link to Beverlee’s worship song yesterday but found “Whom shall I fear” by Chris Tomlin:
    The One Who Reigns Forever
    He Is A Friend Of Mine
    The God Of Angel Armies
    Is Always By My Side!

    It have me goosebumps!
    Continued Blessings upon you AND your family AND your blog family! Happiest Father’s Day Ever!! Love Kathie.

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