Tuesday, August 9, 2016


Today’s Reading: Exodus 1-2

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This large Egyptian temple overlooks the Nile River.

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Key Verse: Exodus 2:24

So God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.


Here we are in Exodus, the book of departure which starts with the word “Now.” On July 23rd we completed Genesis with the key verse being God’s promise (Genesis 49:10), which was consistent with His promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Fast forward to “Now,” approximately 400 years later. Israel now numbers at perhaps 2,000,000 people. “God remembered” does not infer that God forgot. Of course, He forgets nothing. It does highlight the timing of God. In His dealings with Israel and with us, there are unique times when God moves to bring about His will. Moses makes his appearance in God’s time. The enemy of God’s purposes tried to kill Moses in a sweeping decision to kill all the boy babies. That enemy did the same through King Herod to try to kill Jesus. Let us remember that God will fulfill His plan in His time regardless of the opposition.


Father God, Thank You for Your timing in bringing about Your plan for Israel. You’ve made hundreds of promises recorded in Scripture which I can claim for my people and for me personally. I stand today on Jeremiah 29:11-13. You promised, “a future and a hope.” You promised, “then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.” You give me such great encouragement. Thank You! I receive Your blessings and Your timing. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen!


In Exodus 2:23, the Children of Israel “cried out” to God. This was a groaning for God’s intervention. Because of my parents’ years as missionaries in the Middle East, Egypt in particular, and my first cousin’s former position at the University of Toronto as Head of Middle East Studies, I took great interest in the “Camp David Accords.” This was an agreement that was negotiated in 1978 and signed in 1979 by President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, Prime Minister Begin of Israel, and President Carter of the U.S.A. (see photo below). The first night that they were at Camp David, I could not sleep. Around midnight I began to cry out to God for His purposes to be fulfilled. I can only describe what happened to me as the most intense intercessory cry to God I had ever experienced. God answered my prayer and the prayers of many others. On the White House Lawn they announced that they (from three different religions) had prayed to the “God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,” and the rest is history. Sadat was assasinated, but, by the grace of God, I had the opportunity of sharing my experience of that night with both Begin and Carter…Begin at his home in Jerusalem and Carter on a “Habitat for Humanity” building site in Kitchener, Ontario. Sorry! I’m well over 100 words. I’m finding the commitment to keep to 100 words in each section a big challenge, but I’ll keep trying.

Yours to help us all to take God’s promises most seriously, because He remembers,


President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, Prime Minister Begin of Israel, and President Carter of the U.S.A…after signing the historic peace treaty of the Camp David Accords in 1979.

8 thoughts on “Tuesday, August 9, 2016

  1. God hears whosoever calls upon the name of The Lord shall be saved and relieves us from our distresses binds up our broken hearts and sets the captive free meets our every need and heals us by His stripes He bore In our place on Calvery PRAISE GOD

  2. Wow! What a historic moment for you David to stand before kings and have a part in their affairs! Yes, we need to take the promises of God and His business very seriously. May the Lord bless you today and all others who take part here.

  3. Such a long time for the Hebrews to be in captivity. Happy birthday David, this week, and to Norma-Jean. I signed up to come to David’s celebration but I have been in hospital. I think I’m doing okay. I phoned the prayer line last night as my BP was still high and erratic. It is normal this morning! Praise God. Blessings on all today (a really hot one here)!

  4. Happy Birthday David and Norma-Jean when it comes. May the Lord continue to Bless you and your family. Looking forward to your celebration on Friday. I do not think anyone even notice that you go over 100 words. We are so enjoying your stories that we are sorry when you stop. Doreen sorry you won’t get to go. Watch it on TV and take care of yourself. Just continue to rest in Jesus’ arms, may he continue to bless and keep you.

  5. God does hear and answers our prayers it was an historic moment David. I never
    count your words and love reading them . I will be watching your celebration on
    T.V as well. I will pray for you Doreen .

  6. Lord I pray for your healing touch on Doreen, I pray she will be able to attend the celebration as she had desired: Your word says You give us the desires of our heart. Thank you Jesus!!

  7. Lord we come to You and ask You to restore Doreen’s health! We pray You will completely restore her health so that she may be able to enjoy every day worshipping You and celebrating the Joy of the Lord, for He is our Strength in every time of need…..God be with you Doreen……In Jesus Name we Pray AMEN!

  8. Brother it doesn’t matter if what you wrote is 100 words or 1009 words as long as long as you obey God and what he wants you to say . I totally enjoy each and everything you put for us to read and learn and I would like to say to both your wife and you ahead of time that you both may have totally blessed birthdays

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