Thursday, November 12, 2020


Today’s Reading: Numbers 14

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The Temple of Kom Ombo stands on the east bank of the Nile, right next to the river, about 4 km from the town of Kom Ombo. It was dedicated to two Egyptian gods, Horus and Sobek. Lucifer inhabited these temples in order to receive the worship he coveted in Heaven but failed to receive. He was cast out of Heaven and banished to the planet Earth where his final incarceration in the Lake of Fire is guaranteed in the final judgment.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.


Key Verse: Numbers 14:19

Pardon the iniquity of this people, I pray, according to the greatness of Your mercy, just as You have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.


How strange! The majority wanted to go back to Egypt. This, in spite of the Red Sea miracle, the water from the rock, the manna, the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night. Before we judge them harshly, consider how attractive the old world can be to us when the going gets tough. When Moses preached God’s judgment on backsliding, it’s amazing how quickly the plan was changed (14:35). Then they made another big mistake. They presumed that God would restore everything as it was (14:44). Not so! There are consequences to a rebellious spirit. Yes, they were forgiven and God did not destroy them. It’s true that God is great in mercy. Nevertheless, they had forfeited the Promised Land. I expect to meet most of these people in Heaven, but in this life there are God-given opportunities which, if missed, will never be ours again.


Lord God, I ask, by Your grace, as I daily submit to Your will, that I will not miss opportunities to follow Your plan. Help me to make You my #1 Priority. In the Name of the One who always did what He saw You doing, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen! (See John 5:17-20).


I gave my life to Jesus at 16 and at 18 decided to give myself fully to Him for His Ministry through me. In my early years, I struggled often with the assurance that I was doing the will of God. Then I learned Jesus’ secret as to where He found the will of His Father. Remember, He never used His divinity to help Himself. He lived His life as a Man. His favourite name for Himself was “Son of Man.” Here’s the way Jesus did it. Read with me Mark 1:35…”Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.” Also, Matthew 14:23…”And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on a mountain to pray.” Then Luke 6:12…”And it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray.” My passion is to be like Jesus. With God’s help, I’ve made early morning prayer a daily priority.

Yours for a consistent daily life in prayer and in God’s Word, so that knowing and doing God’s will becomes a way of life,


P.P.S. Check out the pictures below at the Sea of Galilee. They were taken during our Israel Tour in 2012 and posted when we were at today’s same Bible reading portion. This is a two-year through the Bible reading program. In the early years of the Crossroads ministry, we published the reading challenge in magazines and in ten different books. Now here is this 80-year-old man embracing hi-tech Internet blogging. Thanks very very much for joining me daily!!!

Singing aboard a boat on the Sea of Galilee.

12 thoughts on “Thursday, November 12, 2020

  1. Praise God for this day. Wonderful photos and memories for those who were in Israel with David and Norma Jean, on the Sea of Galilee. In the footsteps of Jesus. Amen. Wishing all saints a blessed day in the Lord! Amen.

    He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13-14

    Lord, the light of Your love (Shine, Jesus, shine)

    • Gerry Morgan was a Pentecostal pastor in Hamilton in the early 60’s and was a friend of David’s.He told me he and David used to kid each other about the attendance each week.He is close to 90 and in very poor health.His wife recently underwent back surgery for an extremely painful tumour removal.They live in the village of Madoc,Ont.They have both been on my prayer list for a long time.She seems to be doing well now.I’m sure your surgery will go well with the earthly surgeon assisting our heavenly Surgeon.Praying for all the others on here also who have requested prayer…my list grows daily,it seems.
      Sorry I couldn’t write this sooner but I have been taking advantage of this warm weather to get caught up on much needed work.I’m sure your book will do well too for God’s glory.God bless

  2. Thank You, Father, for this day and for life itself. Help all of Your people trust You and follow You as You lead and guide us. As David said, give us the grace to spend time with You. Write Your Word in our hearts so we won’t sin against You. We ask for Your will to be done in the U.S., in Canada, and throughout this world, in Jesus’s name, amen

  3. Amen Rob. Thanks also to Beverlee for the “Shine” chorus! I love ❤️ that chorus. Blessings all. Beautiful day here in Southern Ontario but a bit colder.

  4. Amen Beverlee, William, Rob and Doreen. Found the posting on prophecies informative Beverlee. Also enjoyed David’s blog today and lovely photos. Was not on that tour to Israel with David and Norma-Jean but in 2015. Has been sunny and warm here in the Maritimes this week. Lord keep our land and the US at this time. May your will be done. Amen!

  5. Amen to the prayers, and thanks to Beverlee for the information on prophecies. I admit my head was spinning when I started to see them. I do pray that God’s will be done in that election. It seems to be a mess.

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