Sunday, July 26, 2020


Today’s Reading: Mark 3

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).

Capernaum has many traces of earlier societies. Found among its ruins is this grinding wheel which could work even today.

GOOGLE MAPS – See where Reynold took the photo Click HERE.

Key Verse: Mark 3:35

…For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother.


In the first three chapters, the word “immediately” is used 11 times. Peter told the stories to Mark, who wrote them down. Peter was an “immediately” man. He believed in “do it now.” Jesus mentored him in this.

The healing of the withered hand united three religious groups in opposition to Jesus. An unclean “religious spirit” motivated them. Even “His own people” (probably relatives) thought Him “out of His mind” (verse 21). The warning against the one who “blasphemes against the Holy Spirit” (verse 29) is most serious. The primary work of God’s Spirit is in bringing people to Jesus for Salvation. Rejecting Jesus until death is unforgivable because one never asks for forgiveness.

Finally, how do we do “God’s will?” We live our lives as a true “brother, and sister, and mother” to Jesus (Jesus’ true Father is God and Joseph had passed away). All I must do is follow Jesus ever so closely.


Lord God, I pray fervently that I will do Your will, acting “immediately” on that which You’ve taught me through Your Word. May this daily blog light up “God’s will” so that I may see You with insight and live accordingly. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!


My blog photo from two days ago is of the synagogue in Capernaum. It’s a 3rd Century structure, but you can see the original foundation from the time of Jesus. If you have the opportunity to visit the Holy Land, it will bring the activities of Jesus alive in an amazing way! My mother and father visited Israel on their honeymoon in 1924. They were missionaries next door to Israel, in Egypt. I lived as a child on these stories and over and over I looked at their pictures. Miss Brown, a missionary in Jerusalem, loaned my parents her Model T Ford car. Dad said he backed up the hills of Palestine (before Israel became a modern state), because the car’s gas supply was gravity fed, and if the tank was lower than the engine, he’d run out of gas. Well, that’s not really important, but I enjoy telling these stories.

Yours to help us all do “God’s will,”


16 thoughts on “Sunday, July 26, 2020

  1. Wonderful photo of the olive press. Such an incredible sense of peace, this morning. An overcast sky that feels like the calm before the storm. May His loving Hand be upon you, beautiful saints in the Lord. May the love of the Holy Spirit flow into your hearts as we rejoice and sing His praises in victory. Oh precious Jesus. Amen.

    Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Psalm 51:7 ESV

    Selah – How Deep The Father’s Love For Us [with lyrics]

    • For all of you saints that are suffering with pain and discomfort.
      I would like to share a web site that I believed was instrumental in healing arthritis in my fingers and hands.
      Utube Paul Keith Davis -Communion

      I started taking communion on a regular basis and one day I discovered I had flexibility in my fingers and know more pain.
      I related my healing to receiving communion and believing by faith the price Jesus paid on the cross for my salvation and healing.
      Pray this helps you.

      • Thanks Karen. Praise God for your relief of pain. My situation is much more complicated than arthritis. Though I am happy for anyone who has received healing. Jesus did not heal everyone for a reason.

  2. How deep the Father’s Love indeed. Realizing that Jesus would have known that Judas would betray Him, is a little insight into what suffering Jesus knew He was to face. Amazingly He “called” him into the group of 12 knowing he would be the one to betray Him.

  3. Again I’d like to say thank you for your prayers. I posted a bit late last night. I had a wonderful day yesterday. Enjoyed a campfire with my husband and married children and a granddaughter. I’m so blessed to have two of my three children living on the farm. We have three houses. Built them back in the seventies when it was hard for to get anything to rent. We lived in one house, my brother in law lived in one and in-laws lived in farmhouse . Thank you God!
    Have a blessed day all saints.

  4. Father, You love individuals – each person is knit together by You. Set people free from the lies of the enemy, we ask in Jesus’s name. Open the doors for Your Word to go out freely everywhere to every person. Bless all Your pastors and teachers and evangelists and worship leaders, Father. Thank You for all Your workers, in Jesus’s name, amen

  5. David’s personal stories are always interesting, how blessed his children are to have received this legacy.
    Jesus left us a great legacy, HIS life’ Story. Lord help us to walk with Him in The Holy Spirit’s, leading and guidance.

    have a blessed day saints

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