Saturday, August 22, 2020


Today’s Reading: Exodus 18-19

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).

This photo was taken in Caesarea Philippi, also known as Banias. The water originates from Mount Herman then flows into underground springs. It then makes its way down to the Galilee, into the Jordan River and then eventually, the Dead Sea. The water provided life to ancient Israel and still does today for modern Israel.

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

Key Verse: Exodus 19:4

You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself.


Organization is vital to success. Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, suggested a type of organization that proved to work well. Israel used this for many years. God blessed this structure and used it for His glory. Now, as Israel has put their house in order, God is ready to reveal Himself further to them. God spoke to all the people, and the people responded with this commitment, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do” (19:8). Many times Israel failed, but there were periods when they kept their word to God. The message is that in spite of failure, don’t give up. God dealt with the Egyptians, and from available records, Egypt was led by their Pharaoh into a period where they turned from many gods to the worship of one God. God will bear His people “on eagles’ wings” to bring us to Himself.


Lord God, thank You for sound advice such as Jethro gave Moses. Please send such a counsellor to me and to all who pray with me today. Grant all of us an ability to organize ourselves in such a way that Your purposes will all be fulfilled. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen!


When Israel was established once again as a state in 1948, Jews immigrated from Yemen in the Arabian peninsula. They saw the airplanes that came to carry them as God bearing them up on eagles’ wings. In recent years, the Jews from Ethiopia, carried by air to Israel, believed the same. I am totally convinced that God, Who delivered His people from Egypt, eventually establishing a state for them, has done it again in my lifetime. I was 12 years old when it happened. I remember the headlines in the Ottawa Citizen newspaper. I saw the newsreels at a Saturday afternoon cowboy movie with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. I read a book in the 1950’s by William L. Hull from London, Ontario, which documented the miracles involved in this unprecedented event (I saw an old copy of this book for sale on amazon here. It’s called, The Fall and Rise of Israel). For the first time in history, an ancient people were re-established in their own land, and an ancient language was re-born. God has not forgotten His promises.

Yours for all God’s purposes to be fulfilled,


17 thoughts on “Saturday, August 22, 2020

  1. My desire also, David, that You give us Your advice through Your chosen persons & pathways. Thank You for Your promises that never fail. I’m having some difficulties digestive difficulties (for which I will seek advice). I would appreciate your prayers folks as I have responsibilities to carry on. Thank you & rejoice in our Lord – He is our everything. Blessings.

    • God bless you,Doreen,I’m about to pray for you.

      May His sunshine fall on you from above,
      May your laughter be as sweet as the dew,
      With all that’s in the warmth of His love,
      To comfort you your whole day through,
      And if you have kindness in your heart,
      The humility to give it life and endurance,
      Then the happiness you can impart,
      Will show in the lives you may enhance.
      G W (Bill) Marshall

    • Holding you in prayer Doreen for God’s intervention to reveal the source of your digestive difficulties and bring healing to your body. His Hand be upon you for comfort and strength. May you give the weight you carry to Him, dear one. Amen.

    • Lord I pray that cause of the digestive system be revealed for relief and peace of mind for you Doreen, thank You Jesus

  2. The bible doesn’t say that Jethro was inspired to give Moses that wise advice but Moses must have known immediately that it was so.Israel today,about 3/4 the size of Nova Scotia in area,is a world leader in many areas,especially medicine.She keeps succeeding against the odds because God is always with her.Pray for peace in Israel.The hand of Satan is always getting ready to strike her but she is ready.
    “On eagles wings…”
    ”’ Aliyah (US: /ˌæliˈɑː/, UK: /ˌɑː-/; Hebrew: עֲלִיָּה‎ aliyah, “ascent”) is the immigration of Jews from the diaspora to the Land of Israel. Also defined as “the act of going up”—that is, towards Jerusalem—”making aliyah” by moving to the Land of Israel is one of the most basic tenets of Zionism. “‘ From Wikipedia
    May God bless your day
    I thought I’d include this:
    The Mountains Of The Lord

    His mountains shall be above all mountains,
    His house above Zion’s hills shall rest,
    For this is the pool of the golden fountain,
    His people,the chosen few and best.

    The rivers will flow to the shores of Zion,
    For the world will soon know this King,
    The proven Master we could rely on,
    The Shepherd worthy above everything.

    His exalted name will be widely praised,
    When He returns to vanquish the beast,
    And everywhere voices will be raised
    In celebration with His banquet feast.

    Let fair warning go throughout the land
    He will return with shield and sword
    And as Satan shall take his last stand,
    My Friend shall show that He is Lord.
    G W (Bill)Marshall /Nov 9,2012

  3. Dear Lord God, our ways are not Your ways. Yesterday I wrote that I hated those who lie, cheat & steal, but if You didn’t forgive sin, who could stand? You hate sin, and it is You in us that gives us that hatred for evil, as well as love for what is good, upright and just.
    Please, Lord, pour out Your Spirit on all people everywhere, so they (we) will desire and work toward all that is good. And You, Lord, are the only One that is truly good.
    On behalf of all God’s church, which You have continously been building and which stands as Your light in this world, I ask that the words of our mouths and the work of our hands will be pleasing to You. Today, and even more every day until You return. In Jesus’s name, amen

  4. prayed David’s prayer

    I thank you David for the wise exposition of scripture and your 100 Personal Words, leaving them for us to glean and learn from.

    What a spectacular picture Reynold, thank you for sharing it in this blog

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.