Monday, October 15, 2018


Today’s Reading: Leviticus 25

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


Jewish children celebrate with dance at a presentation in Jerusalem.

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

Key Verse: Leviticus 25:17

Therefore you shall not oppress one another, but you shall fear your God; for I am the Lord your God.


Here is a truly revolutionary economic system. This dealt with the poor on a long-term basis. The land belonged to God; man was a temporary caretaker. If a person fell on hard times, he might have to sell his possessions, but the sale was only temporary. First, his land would be returned to him, or to his children in the event of his death, in the 50th year of Jubilee. Second, the man or a relative could, at any time, buy back, or redeem, the lost holdings. This is a beautiful picture of our older Brother Redeemer, Jesus Christ. With His suffering and death He has redeemed us, restoring all that was lost through sin. To care for the stranger, immigrant, and those in need among us is still a priority for the one who owns everything. Let us reach out to someone today, making every year a “Jubilee.”


Lord God, please show me someone I can bless today and every day. I know that You are my Source of blessing. When I am the one in need, I can trust You to meet that need. You promised through the pen of Your servant Paul that You “shall supply all my need according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19). In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen!


When our children, Elaine, Ellen, Reynold and Ron, were around 11, 10, 9, and 8, a precious family blessed us with the gift of a pony, and we kept our pony on their farm at no cost to us. What a joy to load everyone into the car on a Saturday, drive out to the country, and enjoy each other’s company, along with the pony. We named her “Jubilee,” and we would sing the song as we travelled, “Jubilee, Jubilee, we’re going to that happy Jubilee” (check out the the song here and sing along with the Gaither homecoming crowd!). This gave Norma-Jean and me the opportunity to teach our children about the Year of Jubilee in the Bible and about God’s care for the poor and needy. We arranged to have our little Jubilee visit another pony on a neighbouring farm, and the children named the new little arrival to our family “Sparky” (see photo below).

Yours for our education in God’s economy, based not on hoarding, but on giving,


P.S. This picture below brings back a flood of happy memories.

The Mainse kids in 1971 with Jubilee’s colt “Sparky.” From left to right…Ellen, Reynold, Elaine and Ron.



8 thoughts on “Monday, October 15, 2018

  1. Eleanor M,
    Thank you for the update on little Judah. I pray the Lord will miraculously work on this precious boy’s life and heal him completely. May his life be such a testimony that will bring much glory to God! May God also minister to his parents as they travel this journey with their son.

    I pray also for you and your sister-in-law, Betty in the loss of your brother. May the Comforter put His loving arms around you, both and encourage you!

    Irene ochotta,

    May the Lord go before you and work through the surgeons. May the surgery go well and may your recovery be quick and complete !

    Showers of blessings on all you, dear saints!

    • I was thinking the same thing! Praying all is well with you Beverlee Kay! Appreciate prayers for me also…..Blessings to all and may The Lord God heal all those who are in need of His Divine Touch! amen

  2. What a wonderful story and picture re the ponies Jubilee and Sparky. Thanks for sharing.

    God’s ways are always perfect!!

  3. Lord please help me! I need a financial breakthrough! Help me Lord, please help me! I do not know what to do, TY for swimming;for my home;car; good physical health;bless our children bless our leaders in our churches and in our country in Jesus Name we Pray amen

  4. To Administrators:

    Iid not receive October 14 & 15th.

    Leviticus is hard plugging. But amazing details of instruction of our God who is Holy to Moses for the people. “I am the Lord”…and “Holy” constant theme throughout. The book portrays the ugliness of sin & the high cost for forgiveness – as demonstrated through all the offerings… we then realize how it all points to Christ who was the ultimate gift and paid the ultimate price for our sin.

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