Friday, October 2, 2020


Today’s Reading: Leviticus 8

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).


The High Priest washes his hands at the Brazen Laver. Behind him stands the replica of the Brazen Altar. During the Summers of 1997 and 2012 thousands visited the Crossroads Centre in Burlington, Ontario, to tour the replica of the Tabernacle which was created by Teen Missions International of Florida.

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

Key Verse: Leviticus 8:5

And Moses said to the congregation, “This is what the Lord commanded to be done.”


The first seven chapters of Leviticus speak of the sacrifices. Chapter eight introduces the priesthood. As sinners we need a sacrifice. As believers we need a priest. We have both in Jesus Christ. He offered Himself as the final Sacrifice on the Cross, then He entered the heavenly sanctuary as our Priest. The ear, the thumb, and the big toe represented hearing the Word of God, doing the will of God, and going where God commands. Notice that Moses did not say, “This is expedient, agreeable, suitable or traditionally proper.” He did not lead by consensus. Seven times in this chapter the word “commanded” is used. In tomorrow’s reading, we’ll learn the results of obedience. Here’s a sneak peek…”The glory of the Lord shall appear to you” (Lev. 9:6).


Lord God, grant me the grace of strict adherence to Your Word. I find the symbols of Your Priesthood in the Old Testament and the fulfillment of those symbols in Your life and teachings, as described in the Gospels. Thank You that You established “Truth” in these ways. Finally, You confirmed the truth in practice, evident in the lives of believers in the Acts of the Apostles and in the detailed writings of those Apostles. Please sanctify anew my hearing, my doing, and my going. I pray in Jesus’ Name. Amen!


While still a teenager, I heard the Rector of a local Anglican (Episcopalion) Church say that it is absolutely essential to “Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest the Word of God.” Some statements, such as this one, have been indelibly engraved on my mind. I’ve just read again Jeremiah 31:31-34 and Hebrews 8:7-13. You may want to click on those references and read them with me. I understand that God has put His laws in my mind and has written them on my heart. I make myself available to Him to do this every morning. What an amazing privilege to say, “I know Him,” and to be certain that He is merciful to my unrighteousness. My “sins and lawless deeds” He remembers no more!

Yours for putting equal portions of our minds and our hearts into a more thorough understanding of God’s Word,


11 thoughts on “Friday, October 2, 2020

  1. Thank You, Father, for this new day. I agree with David’s prayer. Sanctify all Your people in our hearing, doing and going where You lead. In Jesus’s great name, amen

  2. Amen,Rob.
    I thank God and the Mainse family for this blog.May God always bless them.
    Our Father

    Oh God our Father you love us so,
    We are blind and can not know
    Just how great and kind you are,
    You do not love us from afar.

    We turn our backs and still you care;
    We close our eyes but you are there,
    But it’s You we rely on
    To lead us on back to Zion.

    We hurt you daily by endless sin
    But still your light guides us in.
    You could not know how weak we are
    So you sent us Jesus to bear our scars.

    We are a mixture of sin and praise,
    But still you lift our spirits to raise
    The love that you see in us still,
    A desire to follow your holy will.
    G W (Bill) Marshall /Oct 10,2011

  3. Amen to the Rob’s prayer. Very touching poem, Bill.
    I really appreciate all the comments on this blog and the heartfelt prayers
    for all those in need of prayer.

  4. Amen to all the postings today May God richly bless you and thank you again William for your poem or poems they are always wonderful and inspirational to read God bless you and God bless you all amen

  5. Have been listening everyday to Daily Audio Bible (Brian Hardin) for the past week and it is just fantastic in addition to our daily bible study of It includes a note page you can type on as you listen to the podcast and save. Such great teaching!! Just feeling so blessed by these gifts from God upon us, fellow saints in the Lord. Amen.

    About the Author:
    Accomplished recording producer Brian Hardin experienced a mediocre Christian faith until one day, he purposed to read the Bible daily. His resolve led to the start of the Daily Audio Bible, which after ten years has had more than 80 million downloads and feeds hundreds of thousands of listeners each day. He is the author of Passages: How Reading The Bible In A Year Will Change Everything For you (Zondervan) and Reframe: From The God We’ve Made…To God With Us (NavPress) He was also the general editor for the NIV Passages Bible (Zondervan)

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