Saturday, October 3, 2020

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Today’s Reading: Leviticus 9-10

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The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in these caves in the region known as Qumran. These scrolls are a collection of 972 texts consisting of Biblical manuscripts from the Hebrew Bible as well as other documents. They were discovered almost 70 years ago in clay jars hidden in the caves which are located in the mountainsides on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea, from which they derive their name. These are the most ancient scrolls in existence. The scroll with the book of Isaiah, the “Gospel” of the Old Testament, is exactly as we have it in our Bibles today. Portions of every other Old Testament book except for Esther are in the scrolls. The Bible is reliable!!!

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Key Verse: Leviticus 10:11

…and that you may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the Lord has spoken to them by the hand of Moses.

 

In today’s reading, we learn about the conduct of the priests and the judgment of God on misconduct. There are most serious consequences to the failure to follow God’s instructions, particularly for those whose calling is in leadership. The priests were not to drink any intoxicating beverages. Why? They must be fully aware at all times in order to distinguish right from wrong, the holy from the unholy, and the clean from the unclean, so that they could, by example as well as words, teach the people God’s ways. How often have God’s leaders and followers alike, lost our ability to discern what is right and then do it. The book of James should be regular reading for us, not just when our reading schedule requires it. It’s the New Testament book of Christian conduct. Consider the purpose of the Law for those who believe in Jesus… Read Galatians 3:23-27.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Thank You, Lord God, that I live in the time when I know Your grace, and I am justified by faith, not by the works of the Law. May I never take careless advantage of Your forgiveness, but may I live “With the smile of Your approval on my life.” In Jesus’ Name. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I had the honour of interviewing the Hon. Joseph R. Smallwood, Premier of Newfoundland, and one of our Fathers of Canadian Confederation. He said, “I don’t drink alcoholic beverages because I may be just one drink away from becoming an alcoholic, and I don’t wish to take the chance of destroying my life and hurting everyone around me.” At 15 years old in the United Church in Brockville, I went forward to the front and signed a pledge that I would not partake of intoxicating drinks throughout my life. It was at what was called, “a temperance service.” I’ve never been sorry I did this. Keeping that promise has enabled me to minister with integrity to many alcoholics and those who were chemically dependent. I had a great-great-grandfather who was an alcoholic. He lost the farm and simply disappeared. His only known son, my great-grandfather, Joseph Mainse, was converted to Christ at a Methodist Church, and that changed the entire direction of my family.

Yours for knowing right from wrong and the holy from the unholy,

David

9 thoughts on “Saturday, October 3, 2020

  1. Amen to David’s message and prayer, today. Indeed, we are thankful our Heavenly Father, for your grace, being justified by faith and trusting in Your mercy and forgiveness. We are nothing without You Lord, but everything with You. We give You all the glory and praise. In Jesus’ mighty Name. Amen. Wishing all saints a blessed day. Holding you in prayer, today, Doreen, Ger, Irene and Sah. His peace be upon you.

    I call on you, my God, for you will answer me;
    turn your ear to me and hear my prayer…
    Keep me as the apple of your eye;
    hide me in the shadow of your wings.
    Psalm 17:1, 8 ESV

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  2. Interesting and inspiring message of David’s this morning. Thank you Beverlee for your prayers! Just this week I got a call to have an interview for my bowel test I have been waiting for. Praise God. Trust all will have a blessed day!

    • That is good news Ger. I pray that they will find out the problem, better Still I pray that the Lord would give you a healing touch in Jesus name. Amen.
      Blessings to all Eleanor M.
      Ps: My friend Lee turned 100 years old today. Unfortunately she is in hospital and can’t celebrate, however I was able to call her and wish you a happy birthday. I have known her for many years and I have been her prayer partner for about 11 years. She is like a mom to me and she is so much in love with the Lord .
      Her legs are really swollen, they are trying to find out what is wrong. I would appreciate your prayers for her.
      🤗❤️

  3. Thank you folk for your prayers. I feel a bit strange each day as I always held my sister up in prayer, especially during the pandemic when visiting was so limited. Now I’m more aware of other needs during this time. I ask the Lord to bless each and ever one of you. Remembering that He told us many, many, times not to FEAR. He has all things in His Hand – He knows the number of hairs on our heads! Blessings to all.

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