Tuesday, September 8, 2020


Today’s Reading: Exodus 40

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).


In the life-sized replica of the Old Testament Tabernacle, the High Priest stands beyond the Veil inside the Holy of Holies before the Ark of the Covenant.

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


Key Verse: Exodus 40:21

And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, hung up the veil of covering, and partitioined off the ark of the testimony, as the Lord had commanded Moses.


Tomorrow, God willing, we move to the New Testament book of Luke. In preparation for our meditation in the third Gospel, let us think about how Jesus Christ has been seen in Exodus. Consider these portraits of Christ in Exodus: (1) Moses and Christ are prophets – Both were endangered in infancy. Both voluntarily renounced power and wealth. Both are deliverers, lawgivers, and intercessors. (2) The Passover – Christ is the Lamb of God who was slain. (3) The Ark was the place where God manifested His Presence amongst His people, and Jesus is “Immanuel,” God with us. (4) Moses hung the veil to show the separation of God from His people…Christ tore the veil from top to bottom to unite us with God (Mark 15:38). Come and join us in the Gospel of Luke starting tomorrow.


Lord Jesus, Thank You for the symbols of the Tabernacle which are revealed in You. You promised that the Spirit of Truth would guide me into all truth (John 16:13). I ask for the fulfillment of that promise and for the grace of consistency in my Bible reading, so that I will read every word with understanding. In Your Name I pray, Amen!


For over 50 years I’ve done my best, with God’s help, to encourage Bible reading. My most constant memory of my Doctor of Theology father is of him sitting in his chair with his Bible open in front of him. Throughout his life, he must have read the Bible through more than 50 times. He was committed to 3 chapters a day and 5 on Sundays. This took him from cover to cover in 365 days. I used to promote that reading plan but found that the majority of those who started with me didn’t make it. Therefore, I switched to the two-year plan, which was not quite so demanding, and which gave more time for meditation on the content. Hang in there! If not down here on earth, we’ll talk it over up above.

Yours for the blessing of that all-too-rare jewel…consistency (Shakespeare),


SPECIAL VIDEO FEATURE: Exodus 40 is all about the process of the erecting of the Tabernacle in the desert. Back in the summer of 2012, we erected a full-sized replica of the Tabernacle behind the Crossroads Centre in Burlington, Ontario. Here’s a link to a time-lapse video of how it was done…probably a little different process than in 1500 BC! (My son Ron and I hosted this segment on a 100 Huntley Street program at that time). Click HERE to watch.


12 thoughts on “Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  1. Thankful for this direction through Exodus and for David’s prayer. Moses and Aaron showed such respect for God. We are eternally thankful, Lord. Looking forward to Luke, tomorrow. Wishing all saints a blessed day. May His light shine upon you.

    Open to me the gates of righteousness,
    that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.
    Psalm 118:19 ESV

    Oh, The Deep Love of Jesus

  2. The Tabernacle – amazing! Remembering those days well. Beautiful worship music today. Thank you all for posting everyday. Blessings.

  3. The glory of the Lord was so great that Moses could not enter the tabernacle. Wow! I’m trying to imagine what that must have been like. What magnificent glory!
    Such similarities between Moses and Jesus. Indeed, we can “see” Jesus throughout the whole Old Testament scriptures.
    Praying a blessing on all of you and a special touch on those who are experiencing physical pain/sickness.

    “As for me, I will always have hope. I will praise you more and more”. Ps 71:14. NIV

  4. Am thankful for David’s leadership through reading the Bible. His discipleship is still continuing. Have been meditating on the fact that iron entered into Joseph’s soul when he was in prison. May it do so for us as well to make us strong. Thank you again for all your prayers.

  5. I I have really enjoyed reading the account of the Tabernacle from Exodus 25 through 40 and the fact that David entitled this reading Moses and in Christ and how he made reference to the similarities between Moses and in Christ it has been a very interesting read how with Moses he sacrificed a spotless animal for the cleansing of our sins and with Christ how he died on the cross and shed his blood very very very good read and how David made reference that in the account of the of the Tabernacle is how we see Jesus in the account of the Tabernacle and and Moses and in Exodus I am amazed of how God gave very careful details to everything that entailed the construction of the Tabernacle and everything therein I must say I really really enjoyed it so blessings Saints and God bless you all

  6. Luisa, Ger, Marilyn, it’s interesting how we each have a favourite part of today’s reading. The anointing of the oil was mine in vs. 10-11. It represents making a home that we live in, holy. If there is negative spiritual energy around us, we can do the same thing, by anoining the doors and windows and signposts to make it Holy to God, and the Angels will protect us, there.

    These verses instill that: “Take the anointing oil and anoint the tabernacle and everything in it; consecrate it and all its furnishings, and it will be holy. Then anoint the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils; consecrate the altar, and it will be most holy. Anoint the basin and its stand and consecrate them.” I do the same thing, to cleanse a room and make it Holy.”

    Love all your comments and pray you are having a special day. The rain here is wonderful.

  7. Thank you for all your comments and prayers.
    So honoued to be your blog friends.
    You have all blessed me with THE LORDS WORD.
    Thank Mainse family.

  8. I find the Old Testament very explicit, and very detailed. Foreshadowing the New Testament. Jesus’ story.

    God Bless the Mainse family for carrying on this Blog; and bless you bloggers

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