Monday, June 19, 2023


Today’s Reading: 1 Chronicles 28

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Zedekiah’s Cave, an extension of Solomon’s Quarries, is a 5-acre underground meleke limestone quarry that runs the length of five city blocks under the Old City of Jerusalem. It was carved over a period of several thousand years and is a remnant of the largest quarry in Jerusalem. Here is the path that leads down into the depths of the quarry.

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Key Verse: 1 Chronicles 28:20

And David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God — my God — will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord…”


Young Solomon must have been overwhelmed by the challenge facing him. God had called him to follow his father as king. His first task was to oversee the building of the Temple in Jerusalem on Mt. Moriah. But, along with the calling, God gave Solomon instructions and a promise.

First, Solomon was to know the God of his father and to “serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind” (28:9).

Second, Solomon was encouraged to “Be strong and of good courage and do it” (28:20a).

Third, his father assured him that God would be with him and that God would not leave him or forsake him (28:20b).

When God calls us to do His work we must do it without fear, knowing that He will accomplish His purpose through us.


Lord God, I need Your provision in order to accomplish Your purpose. Here I am, Lord, at Your service. Please grant me a loyal heart and a willing mind. With heart and mind focused on doing Your will, I know I will succeed. In the Name of Jesus, the One who did Your will 100% of the time, I pray, Amen!!!


When I saw the number “100” on the front of the building on Huntley Street in downtown Toronto, I knew, without a doubt, that God wanted Crossroads to renovate and occupy that building. Recently I walked down that street and marvelled at God’s provision back in 1977. The building where the 100 Huntley Street telecast originated is gone now and the head office of the cable TV and telecommunications giant, Rogers Communications, is there. Our lease on the building at 100 Huntley Street ended and, like Solomon might have been with the Temple, I was almost overwhelmed at the building challenge that faced us. I marvel at God’s call and His provisions! In the Spring of ’92, we dedicated to God the new 143,000 square foot building known as the “Crossroads Centre” in Burlington, Ontario. God has done amazing things through the faithful support of His loyal people, our partners in ministry.

Yours because of God’s gift of loyal hearts and willing minds,


Another view inside Zedekiah’s Cave/Solomon’s Quarries.

You can see the walls of Jerusalem above the bedrock of the Quarry. Here is one of the entrances to Zedekiah’s cave. Just to the south is the area where the Temple was built, and to the north on the other side of the quarry is the rock wall considered by many as the Place of the Skull. This is Mt. Moriah where Abraham was about to offer Isaac as a sacrifice when God said that He would provide the sacrifice. Jesus, the Son of God, was that Sacrifice offered on this mountain (Genesis 22:1-18).


6 thoughts on “Monday, June 19, 2023

  1. Thank you to all involved in bringing this blog to us.

    Lord God, bless all Your workers today and everyday. Keep them faithful to You and guide them in the work You have given them. Be glorified throughout this world, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  2. Amen Rob. I also want to add Jesus request that we pray for the Peace of Jerusalem. We do that often at our church. Blessings all on a beautiful day in S Ontario.

  3. Amen Rob and Doreen. Thank you Rob for the link you provided yesterday, very informative article.
    Thank you everyone that prayed for my son, as you all know it is always concerning when you watch your children go through rough times. I continue to pray he will get through this and be a better person for it. It is so easy to slide into fear but that is what satan wants and i refuse to listen to him but rather to tell satan in tge name of Jesus get away from me and my family
    Blessings for all bloggers and their individual prayer requests. Lord, Please lift their burdens

    • HJR, I am praying for you and your son, that
      Jesus Christ would heal him and protect him
      from any wrongdoing, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

      May God bless your family and give them peace
      of mind, Amen.

  4. Amen to the comments above
    David’s prayer is my prayer amen
    Blessings to all my brothers and sisters today amen 🙏✝️

  5. Thanks for prayers for my son. With the Lord’s help we will get through this time. I am so grateful for those standing in prayer with me.

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