Thursday, November 5, 2020


Today’s Reading: Numbers 3

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A Jewish man holds his Hebrew writings and prays at the Western “Wailing” Wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

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Key Verse: Numbers 3:12

Now behold, I Myself have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of every firstborn who opens the womb among the children of Israel. Therefore the Levites shall be Mine.


Moses was a descendant of Levi, one of the sons of Jacob. Here, God commands Moses to separate the Levites from all of the other Children of Israel so they can be consecrated to Him for the service of the Tabernacle, and to represent God to the people and the people to God. God chose Moses when he was a tiny baby and gave him favour with Pharaoh’s daughter so that Moses was raised in the culture and learning of Egypt. God sent Moses into the wilderness for 40 more years of education and experience before he was ready to lead all the tribes out of Egypt.

In our key verse, God hints at His great plan of redemption. In this case, it is one Levite for each firstborn of all Israel; eventually, it was to be God’s Firstborn and only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, for all mankind.


Lord God, just as You organized the Children of Israel, organize me and my descendants so that we may fulfill Your purpose. Please continue to do this for every family who seeks to follow Your will for their lives. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen!


I believe God made a choice when my great-grandfather was converted in a Methodist revival. His Dad was a drunk who gambled away the farm and then disappeared from the scene, never to be found. The future of the Mainse side of my family was determined by an act of God in the salvation of Joseph Mainse. His sons, Allen, my grandfather, and Edward, my great-uncle, were known as great men of prayer. My Father, Roy, was called of God to preach and teach the Word of God. God separated me for His purpose. My children, Elaine and Bruce Stacey, Ellen and Nizar Shaheen, Reynold and Kathy Mainse, and Ron and Ann Mainse, all have the call of God on their lives.

Yours to emphasize that God is at work in your family too,


15 thoughts on “Thursday, November 5, 2020

  1. God is in control and we are ever grateful. Thank You Heavenly Father, for guiding us to everlasting life. We find strength and have faith because You first loved and believed in us. Amen. Have not heard from Lynda for some time, now. God bless you, Eleanor. Wishing all saints a blessed day in the Lord.

    “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 ESV

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  2. Thank You, Lord God, for caring for, and moving in, all generations. We pray for a mighty revival in this generation, even in us! Please send Your Word and Your workers out everywhere, Lord, sowing and watering the Seed, and please cause Your Kingdom to grow, in Jesus’s great name, amen
    Also prayers for America, Father. Have Your way in that good country, in Jesus’s name, amen

  3. Very blessed by David Mainse encouragement to us, to me, through his prayer and his commentary today. I’m very aware of the tremendous heritage I’ve been given by being raised in a godly home and my responsibility and desire to pass this on to my family is paramount to me. I need daily wisdom and resolve to pass on the Good News of the Bible, the very book we study daily, first of all to my family and then those around me. Thanks also to Crossroads for continuing to publish this exceptionally fine blog which David Mainse began in June 2012, I read this exceptionally fine Bible study guide daily, along with three of my friends. Once a week we zoom and review our Scripture readings we’ve been studying. And our earnest prayers are always that our loved ones will find Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. Thank you for your faithfulness to us your readers!

    • That is wonderful Alice.
      Love the song Beverlee thanks for sharing.
      Just finished my Friday housecleaning so I am a bit tired. Edward and I had a lovely walk this morning, such a beautiful day here. Sending Blessings and prayers to all who are in pain or suffering today. Eleanor M.

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