Saturday, November 5, 2022

FAMILIES

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.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

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!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

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,

David

11 thoughts on “Saturday, November 5, 2022

  1. Thank you,Lord for all your blessings,known and unknown,the greatest One being Jesus.You know all the stars by name and You know each one of us.Thank You
    Mighty Tower

    You created all,thus,all is yours,
    And only You have supreme power,
    For You alone open our doors,
    And you are the mighty Tower.

    You judge most fairly in truth and love,
    For Your goal is for all to receive
    Their mansions in Your home above,
    Abundant to those who believe.

    We see the stars,as yet unnumbered
    And You know what each is called by name,
    When You placed them unencumbered
    And gave them light with holy flame.

    Your creation is more than we see,
    For we are Your children in school
    Who will pass to eternity
    Guided by Your holy Jewel.
    (G W) Bill Marshall/20-Jan-16

  2. Great, appropriate, poem, William! Thank you. Father God, in Jesus Name, please help us to follow You according to Your Perfect Plan. Draw our families and friends to Yourself and guide them in the plan You have for them. Amen

  3. Agreeing with Rob, William and Doreen
    Could you prayer for Edward and I. He lost his dear sister Margaret last Saturday . She was married to my brother Charlie and she was like a sister to me. She is with the Lord and for that we are grateful, would you pray for those in the family circle who are not following Hiim.
    Edward has developed a very bad cough, which is not good for his immune system because he took a chemo pill as scheduled. Yesterday Dr gave him some medication to help with that he is very tired but was able to get some sleep last night
    Thank you for this blog and those who are on it.❤️

    • Praying for you, Edward and your unsaved family. Praying for rest strength and peace for your husband. In Jesus’ mighty Name. 🙏❤️

  4. Amen to all the prayers above, in Jesus’ Name I pray.
    Thank You Lord for every blessing You send us, Amen.
    To God be the Praise and Glory forever, Amen.

  5. Father, in Jesus Name, grant Edward healing and strength. Help him & family as they miss Margaret but also rejoice that she is with her Lord. I praise God for taking my sister to Himself as she was suffering. What a Wonderful Sacrifice Jesus made for us. Thank You Lord for the great joy for those who are Yours Blessings all

  6. Father, we lift Edward, Eleanor and their family before you and ask that You grant them Your peace and comfort, at this difficult time. Shower them with your love.
    Lord. We also ask that you strengthen Edward’s body and immune system. Heal him of that cough. Give Eleanor strength also, as she cares for him.
    We ask this in the Mighty Name of Jesus! Amen!

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