Tuesday, October 2, 2018


Today’s Reading: Leviticus 8

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The High Priest washes his hands at the Brazen Laver. Behind him stands the replica of the Brazen Altar. During the Summers of 1997 and 2012 thousands visited the Crossroads Centre in Burlington, Ontario, to tour the replica of the Tabernacle which was created by Teen Missions International of Florida.

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

Key Verse: Leviticus 8:5

And Moses said to the congregation, “This is what the Lord commanded to be done.”


The first seven chapters of Leviticus speak of the sacrifices. Chapter eight introduces the priesthood. As sinners we need a sacrifice. As believers we need a priest. We have both in Jesus Christ. He offered Himself as the final Sacrifice on the Cross, then He entered the heavenly sanctuary as our Priest. The ear, the thumb, and the big toe represented hearing the Word of God, doing the will of God, and going where God commands. Notice that Moses did not say, “This is expedient, agreeable, suitable or traditionally proper.” He did not lead by consensus. Seven times in this chapter the word “commanded” is used. In tomorrow’s reading, we’ll learn the results of obedience. Here’s a sneak peek…”The glory of the Lord shall appear to you” (Lev. 9:6).


Lord God, grant me the grace of strict adherence to Your Word. I find the symbols of Your Priesthood in the Old Testament and the fulfillment of those symbols in Your life and teachings, as described in the Gospels. Thank You that You established “Truth” in these ways. Finally, You confirmed the truth in practice, evident in the lives of believers in the Acts of the Apostles and in the detailed writings of those Apostles. Please sanctify anew my hearing, my doing, and my going. I pray in Jesus’ Name. Amen!


While still a teenager, I heard the Rector of a local Anglican (Episcopalion) Church say that it is absolutely essential to “Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest the Word of God.” Some statements, such as this one, have been indelibly engraved on my mind. I’ve just read again Jeremiah 31:31-34 and Hebrews 8:7-13. You may want to click on those references and read them with me. I understand that God has put His laws in my mind and has written them on my heart. I make myself available to Him to do this every morning. What an amazing privilege to say, “I know Him,” and to be certain that He is merciful to my unrighteousness. My “sins and lawless deeds” He remembers no more!

Yours for putting equal portions of our minds and our hearts into a more thorough understanding of God’s Word,



5 thoughts on “Tuesday, October 2, 2018

  1. Enjoying the reading of God’s word to-day again. Praise the Lord most High for the NEW covenant purchased with the blood of Jesus. God bless your ministry Ron and Anne

  2. I seem to be a colossal coward as I can’t read all the killing of the animals for sacrifices. Find it difficult to cut my cat and dog’s toenails without being squeamish.
    Thanks you Rev. Mainse for your teaching of what all this means. W/o your explanations and knowledge of all these horrendous acts I’d be lost.
    Found a great quotation on the Denison Forum:
    Juliana of Norwich: “The greatest honor we can give Almighty God is to live gladly because of the knowledge of his love.” God’s blessings on all Christians on this snowy day in West Central Alberta:-).

  3. I don’t like to hear about the animal sacrifices as well Linda. As a child, I tried to read the Bible, starting at the beginning! Could not understand the animal sacrifices. I am thankful for good Sunday School teachers & good preaching to bring me into the New Testament teaching of Jesus. As adults, we can better understand the need for the shedding of blood before Jesus came. Thankfully, I never saw the slaughtering of animals. It is incrediblely difficult to HEAR of the slaughter of our precious unborn. Every babe is a gift from God.

  4. was reading in 2 Samuel about David on his travels and every place they arrived he offered sacrifices in thankfulness to the Lord for safe travel….I can’t even get into the abortion issue, God says “Thou shalt not kill”
    Prayer partners asking for payer in regards to someone renting the back room, I ask the Lord to hand pick me the right person and I have to know it is from God
    I pray for healing for all those who are in need of His Touch, IJNWPA

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