Tuesday, December 18, 2018


Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 5-6

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The High Priest in the Holy Place of the replica of the Tabernacle which was erected behind the Crossroads Centre for the Summer of 1997 and again in 2012. Many thousands have understood the powerful symbolism as a result.

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


Key Verse: Deuteronomy 6:24

And the Lord commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is this day.


Let us keep in mind the reason for God’s laws, “FOR OUR GOOD ALWAYS.” There are 15 repetitions of words that “COMMAND” us to obey. That’s not too popular in today’s “I-did-it-my-way” culture. The challenge for Moses, and for us, is in the first verse of today’s reading: “Learn them and be careful to observe them.” As I’ve mentioned before, when God desires to emphasize something, He inspires the writer to repetition. For example, in Deuteronomy the word “hear” is repeated 30 times, the word, “learn” 7 times, the word “keep” 30 times, and here’s one I like…”do” 100 times.

Chapters 5 & 6 summarize the Ten Commandments given first back in Exodus 20. Jesus was asked, “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus quoted Moses from Deuteronomy 6:5 as His answer, and then added an additional quote from God’s laws of social order, “And the second is like it; you shall love your neighbour as yourself” from Leviticus 19:18. Again, the reason for God’s laws? “FOR OUR GOOD ALWAYS.”


Lord God, I thank You that You have written Your laws on my heart and not just on tablets of stone. I ask for insight into keeping Your commandments in the light of the teachings of Jesus and the Apostles. In the Name of the One “Who kept all the law,” the Name of Jesus, Amen!


In yesterday’s blog I shared a picture of my great-granddaughter in the arms of our Canadian Prime Minister. When her brother heard about her picture in my blog, his body language told me I had to pay some attention to him too! I’ve always done my best to not show favouritism. Therefore, I plan to put pictures of my other great-grandchildren in upcoming blogs.

Frankly, I feel that I don’t deserve the joy which fills my heart. I’ll watch again the movie “A Christmas Carol.” I identify with Scrooge who knows he is not deserving of such happiness. But Scrooge exclaims, “I can’t help it” as he dances for joy. I may do the same after this is posted on the world-wide web. Modern technology…to think God built all this into the building blocks of the universe, and just now mankind has discovered more of His physical laws. As are the moral and spiritual laws, God intends them all to be “FOR OUR GOOD ALWAYS!” God forgive us for twisting these natural laws for our own purposes that are not for “our good always.”

Yours for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven,


P.S. As I mentioned above, over the next few days, I will post photos of my great-grandchildren (I can’t help it…it’s the Christmas season!). I’ll start with my daughter Elaine & Bruce’s grandkids below…


Todd & Sheryl Neilson’s children: Myles (9), River (2), Autumn (6), and Noelle (11).


Chris and Diane Stacey’s children: Frankie Norma-Jean (3) and Memphis (7).

Justin and Elena Gilmour's daughter Chelsea (21 months).

Justin and Elena Gilmour’s daughter: Chelsea (21 months).

11 thoughts on “Tuesday, December 18, 2018

  1. Let us rejoice, this morning, saints, for He lives in us. At the time of trials, we may not always claim it, but He does live in us. Let us rejoice in that and know we are blessed to be His children, here on earth. We can’t wait to see Your face in heaven, Jesus. But until then, we live as your servants to spread Your Word and claim Your victory. Wishing all saints a blessed day. Oh, how He loves us, so!!!

    It will be said on that day, “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.” Isaiah 25:9 ESV

    Angels We Have Heard on High

  2. Angels We Have Heard on High

    Angels we have heard on high
    Sweetly singing o’er the plains
    And the mountains in reply
    Echoing their joyous strains

    Angels we have heard on high
    Sweetly, sweetly through the night
    And the mountains in reply
    Echoing their brief delight

    Gloria, in excelsis Deo
    Gloria, in excelsis Deo

    Shepherds, why this jubilee?
    Why your joyous strains prolong?
    What the gladsome tidings be
    Which inspire your heavenly song?

    Gloria, in excelsis Deo
    Gloria, in excelsis Deo

    Come to Bethlehem and see
    Him whose birth the angels sing,
    Come, adore on bended knee,
    Christ the Lord, the newborn King.

    Gloria, in excelsis Deo
    Gloria, in excelsis Deo
    Gloria, in excelsis Deo

    Angels we have heard
    Angels we have heard on high
    Angels we have heard, oh
    Angels we have heard on high
    Angels we have heard on high
    Angels we have heard on high

    In excelsis Deo

  3. How beautiful are those dear children. What joy they must have brought David and still bringing joy to the rest of the family. I can relate; we have beautiful grand children too.

    More words of wisdom I can’t take credit for:-):

    How superiority serves Satan
    An attitude of spiritual superiority accomplishes four goals of the enemy:

    One: It blinds me to my own sins. Jesus asked, “Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?” (Matthew 7:3).

    Two: It keeps me from ministering effectively to others. Who enjoys spending time with judgmental people who consider themselves better than us?

    Three: It keeps me from praying effectively for them. Oswald Chambers: “Discernment is God’s call to intercession, never to fault finding.”

    Four: It tempts me to pride, which “goes before destruction” (Proverbs 16:18). If I refuse to commit a particular sin but then become proud of my holiness, Satan wins.

    Thank you 100 Huntley St. people for the info about where to watch your endearing show. God bless all saints always.

  4. This is, without doubt, the the most wonderful Christmas
    video that you will see this Christmas season!
    Johnny Reid – “Go Tell It on the Mountain”……
    Filmed in Cape Breton (Red shoe & Highland Village)
    with “The Rankins are the backup singers & Natalie McMaster playing the fiddle”

    Merry Christmas!!

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