100 Words - Ron Mainse - August 25, 2017 - The Good and The Bad
Key Verse: Job 30:20a
I cry out to You, but You do not answer me!
Some people, who do not know the promises made to humanity by Jesus, can come to the conclusion that God does not care about them. Attempts to get His attention may seem to fail! As we hang in there in our readings, we’ll ...
Key Verse: Job 21:2
Listen carefully to my speech, and let this be your consolation.
Job’s counsel in the sentence above is excellent advice for us. The contrast between Zophar’s words in chapter 20 and Job’s words in chapter 21 is obvious. To Zophar, “The triumphing of the wicked is sho...
100 Words - Ron Mainse - August 20, 2017 - My Redeemer, The Light Of The World
Key Verses: Job 19:25-27
I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on the earth; and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!
100 Words - Ron Mainse - August 18, 2017 - A Big Question
Key Verses: Job 14:14a
If a man dies, shall he live again?
The answer to that question is “YES!” Job was a man of great faith. Although he did not understand all that was happening to him and had a lot of questions for God about his troubles, his overall trust in God never wavered.
100 Words - Ron Mainse - August 17, 2017 - Treasure
Key Verses: Job 13:15a, 20-21
Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him…Only two things do not do to me, then I will not hide myself from You: Withdraw Your hand far from me, and let not the dread of You make me afraid.
Job had a clear conscience. Abraham, perhaps Job’s contemporary, “Believ...
100 Words - Ron Mainse - August 11, 2017 - Peace and Grace
Key Verses: 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.
100 Words - Ron Mainse - August 9, 2017 - The Church
Key Verses: 1 Thessalonians 2:13
For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.
100 Words - Ron Mainse - August 8, 2017 - Speaking Peace
Key Verses: Esther 10:3
For Mordecai the Jew was second to King Ahasuerus, and was great among the Jews and well received by the multitude of his brethren, seeking the good of his people and speaking peace to all his countrymen.
Mordecai was a man who had peace within himself. His confid...
Key Verses: Esther 8:3
Now Esther spoke again to the king, fell down at his feet, and implored him with tears to counteract the evil of Haman the Agagite, and the scheme which he had devised against the Jews.
In today’s reading, the Jews of the entire Persian Empire are still under the d...
100 Words - Ron Mainse - August 6, 2017 - Honour and Dishonour
Key Verses: Esther 5:13, 6:1
Yet all this avails me nothing as long as I see Mordecai, the Jew, sitting at the king’s gate…That night the king could not sleep. So he commanded to bring the book of the records of the chronicles, and they were read before the king.
100 Words - Ron Mainse - August 5, 2017 - God's Plan
Key Verses: Esther 3:2b
But Mordecai would not bow or pay homage.
Mordecai, a Jew who did not return with Ezra to Jerusalem, was a man with steel down his backbone. He would not bow or pay homage to the second in command of the Persian Empire, Haman. Homage is a form of worship, and to g...
Key Verses: Esther 2:7
And Mordecai had brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle’s daughter, for she had neither father nor mother. The young woman was lovely and beautiful. When her father and mother died, Mordecai took her as his own daughter.
100 Words - Ron Mainse - August 3, 2017 - "Put" and "Let"
Key Verses: Colossians 3:14-15
But above all these things PUT on love, which is the bond of perfection [completion]. And LET the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
In today’s reading the word “PUT” is repeated four times, and the...
100 Words - Ron Mainse - August 2, 2017 - Treasure
Key Verses: Colossians 2:8-10
Beware lest anyone cheat you (take spoil, rob, steal) through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and y...