Wednesday, September 2, 2020


Today’s Reading: Exodus 32

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A long avenue with goat-headed sphinxes leading from the Karnak Temple complex to Luxor Temple, a distance of 1.2 miles (2km). The little figure under the chin of each statue is meant to be Ramesses II. At the time of Moses, the worship of many images, such as a golden calf, was common in Egypt.

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Key Verse: Exodus 32:32

Yet now, if You will forgive their sin, but if not, I pray, blot me out of Your book which You have written.


Moses heard from God and put His Word into action. Moses prayed and God heard him. The result was God’s judgment and mercy. This chapter records the response of Aaron and the people. Unfortunately, three or four generations later, the people once again practised the worship of other gods. Moses took a stand between God and His people as an intercessor. An intercessor identifies with God and His will, but must also identify with people. In His intercession, our Lord Jesus Christ did not pray, “Blot Me out of Your book,” but He prayed, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Jesus identified with us so completely that He felt abandoned by His Father while He was dying on the Cross. Our sins are forgiven because of Jesus’ intercession.


Almighty God, because of Your Son and my Saviour, I do as Scripture tells me. I “come boldly to the throne of grace” (Hebrews 4:16), and the result is that I “obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” I pray this for others (use their names or in general) as well as for myself. In Jesus’ Name. Amen!


My Grandfather, Allan Mainse, and his brother, Uncle Ed, had farms next door to each other. I heard them pray in a normal volume at family devotions, but I heard the stories that when they were younger, early in the morning, these brothers would meet at the line fence between their farms and raise their voices in prayer. It’s probably exaggerated, but I’ve been told that they could be heard a country concession away. I believe that their intercessory prayers bless us today. They bless our children, our grandchildren, and our great-grandchildren. Someone asked me a while back, “Can you name all your children, their spouses, and your grandchildren?” I rattled their names off quickly. “How do you do that?” I was asked. My answer was that I pray for them all by name, not rapidly, but slowly with intensity, every morning before any of them awaken.

Yours to urge us all into more fervent intercession,


18 thoughts on “Wednesday, September 2, 2020

  1. What a story! How easy it is to be distracted and turn away. Doubt and fear seems to have done that. Unreal. Have a God blessed day all. He is Amazing!

      • Thank you Luisa. I saw the doctor today. Sending me for an ultrasound & blood work. I have lost considerable weight. She’s concerned & I am as well. Thanks for prayers. Father, in Jesus Name, please help. You know my responsibilities for my disabled on sibling. Thank You Lord

        • Doreen, I too have lost considerable weight. We are still trying to figure it out. I had a cat scan today, prayed for you and Beverlee while getting X-ray done. I’ve been through the blood work and ultrasounds. They did find I had calcium in my blood. Just a tad over what it should be.
          So I also need prayer. Just don’t feel like myself.
          God bless.

          • Father, in Jesus Name, we pray for these ladies and ask for Your great hand to be upon them. Give the doctors the skill, knowledge & time to be Your workers in their situations. Thank You Lord. You created our bodies & we ask that You restore them to function well. Thank You Lord. Amen

          • Oh Lord, our God! We come before you, as your children and we intercede for our sisters. Doreen, Nan and Beverlee. Moses interceded for the Israelites and You responded. Hear our prayers for our sisters and touch them with your healing touch. Give wisdom to the doctors to diagnose them correctly and treat them accordingly. They are depending on You to enable them to carry out their responsibilities. Thank you, for hearing and answering our prayers! Amen!

  2. Satan can enter even when we are in prayer and in church.He can discourage us with a thought that our minds pick up and make a mole hill out of….and the same with doubt or any negative thought.If only we could recognize this and give such thoughts back to Satan,perhaps then he would ‘flee’.May God bless

    Satan blends his thoughts with yours,
    You think they came from you,
    For his goal is to close all doors,
    To control everything you do.

    He starts this at an early age,
    His lies make you the liar
    And if you are in a rage,
    That’s when you fuel his hellfire.

    But just like Satan who sneaks in,
    There is Another who is true,
    For He knows well about sin
    And what Satan wants with you.

    He will only enter if invited,
    A slave is not His goal,
    He seeks a fire be ignited
    From within to make you whole.
    G W(Bill) Marshall / 13 June, 2013
    “…. the evil one comes and snatches
    away….” Matthew 13:19a (NIV)
    (I wondered after these words came to me
    if they could be true.Several years on,I now
    know that they are true through experience.)
    Charles Stanley agrees in this video:
    ” Those along the path are the ones who hear,
    and then the devil comes and takes away the
    word from their hearts, so that they may not
    believe and be saved.Luke 8:12 NIV “

  3. Thank You, Lord God, for this day. Please help us lay down our burdens and trust in You. As David prayed, help us to care for others. Thank You for caring. In Jesus’s name, amen

  4. Such an insightful poem William!

    Yes as Doreen said.. what a story!
    Sometimes I can hardly get my mind around it…Jesus is our intercessor…

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