Saturday, February 2, 2019


Today’s Reading: Joshua 22-23

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Al Khazneh (“The Treasury”) is one of the most elaborate temples in the ancient Jordanian city of Petra. Like most of the other buildings there, this structure was carved out of the rock face. It has classical Greek-influenced architecture, and it is Jordan’s most popular tourist attraction. In our recent readings this area is known as Edom or Mt Seir.

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


Key Verse: Joshua 22:28

Therefore we said that it will be, when they say this to us or to our generations in time to come, that we may say, “Here is the replica of the altar of the Lord which our fathers made, though not for burnt offerings nor for sacrifices; but it is a witness between you and us.”


With the land settled and secured, Joshua saw that it was time to allow the armed men to return from the west bank of Jordan to their families and homes in the east. When they returned they took with them the blessings of God and the fruit of the Promised Land. Upon their arrival home, they built an altar as a witness to their children and future generations. However, their action was misinterpreted by the western tribes. They jumped to the conclusion that the eastern tribes were establishing a false religion.The tribes on the west bank were ready to go to war to stop such heresy. Wisdom prevailed and peace was restored.

We need to be aware of the serious problems that misunderstandings can cause. A premature or immature jumping to conclusions can cause divisions among God’s children which are completely emotional and irrational. We may want to read from the one-chapter book of Jude, verses 17-25. We are warned about those who cause divisions. Verse 20 of Jude states what we hope to accomplish by faithfully reading this blog: “building yourself up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.” Amen!


Lord Jesus, as Jude 21 encourages me, may I keep myself in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. Amen!


Petra is an exceedingly strong fortress. It was next to impossible for an enemy to conquer that city. My security in Christ makes it absolutely impossible that I could be conquered by an enemy unless I allow him access through the narrow “siq” of my free will (The siq is the entrance to Petra shown in yesterday’s blog. One excellent swordsman with the support of boulders from above could stop an entire army). The Doxology of Jude (verses 24 & 25) have for years been my impregnable fortress. God my Saviour keeps me by His mighty unbeatable power. He is wise, glorious, and majestic. He has dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen!!!!!!!

For approximately five years after I became a fully committed follower of Jesus, I struggled to live a Christian life. I was 21 when I grasped the fact that it was not up to me to keep from falling, but that God is totally committed to “keep you from stumbling” (Jude verse 24). I’ve relaxed in His strong arms ever since.

Yours for understanding all of God’s provisions for His children,



There are many signs of the ancient Nabataean civilization that once existed here in Petra.

12 thoughts on “Saturday, February 2, 2019

  1. How true that misunderstand can cause harm/division! Amen David!
    Thank you Reynold for the great photos!
    Especially thank you Ron and Ann for continuing to post this daily bread!

    It is cold here out West; inside my home its cozy and warm, Praise Go!

    Enjoy your day saints in the Lord!

  2. Praying for you, Ger and your family in the loss of your nephew. May God embrace all of you with His comfort and peace.

    Wishing everyone a blessed day!

  3. Blessings to all this day, Feb 2nd already!!!
    Lord we pray for Your love over all who are living in a very cold climate right now; we pray the temperatures will rise; warmth will come we Thank You Lord
    Lord bless and heal those who are in need of complete healing; we remember Kathy Mainse; we pray for those mourning the loss of loved ones;we are thankful to the Lord for all the blessings of this day;

    had a wonderful experience last night, helped some people get vehicle back on the road;very thankful to the Lord for His help in all of this, I enjoy these options to help others, it is exactly what I desire to do always. I have good physical health; all is well except for my finances; living on credit; the Lord knows about the whole situation; I pray He would grant me a financial breakthrough to clear debs & help family and perhaps invest some for a better income; as I said; God knows all, I keep asking for His help with my finances, please pray for me. Thank you .

  4. What a blessing you were Sah to help those in need! Bless you Sah!

    Yes Sah, the Lord has heard your cry for help, and the bible says that when we ask the Father in Jesus Name He will answer, maybe as we expect, but He will answer.
    He provides all our need!

    • God bless you Irene and Thank you, please pray for healing of my right knee! I did get it adjusted but it needs more AND I rebuke the devil I am going to swimming tonight and I am going to enjoy the evening!
      remember it was God`s leading me last night to the people in trouble! I had no intentions of going uptown BUT GOD ……..

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