100 Words | Daily Devotional

100 Words | Daily Devotional

24 Seasons

Beginning on June 4th, this two-year journey takes you through the entire Bible with Key Verses, Astounding Photos, and Poignant Commentary from David Mainse. Unfortunately David passed away before all the video versions of his blog could be produced. His son, Ron picks up the torch for the remaining videos.

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  • 100 Words - YR1 July 1 - A New Beginning

    Key Verse: Genesis 9:1
    So God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.”

    So God is a God of second chances. Instead of giving up on humanity, the Lord saved Noah and his family. The great flood happened because people, who were given dominion ...

  • 100 Words - YR1 July 2 - Look Up

    Key Verse: Genesis 13:14b-15
    Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are — northward, southward, eastward and westward; for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendents forever.

    Abram (his name changed later to Abraham – father of nations) showed himself to be a ...

  • 100 Words - YR1 July 3 - Believe

    Key Verse: Genesis 15:6
    And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.

    The Apostle Paul picks up this story (Romans 4:2-3): “For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? ‘Abraham believ...

  • 100 Words - YR1 July 4 - The Covenant

    Key Verse: Genesis 17:1
    When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless…”

    Chapter 17 contains the articles of the covenant between God, on the first part, and Abram, on the second part. A covenant is the mos...

  • 100 Words - YR1 July 5 - A Right Attitude

    Key Verse: Genesis 18:17
    And the Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing…”

    Before judgment, God always gives an opportunity for mercy. Abraham interceded with the Lord, asking Him to spare Sodom, and He finally settled on ten righteous people who would be sufficient to protect t...

  • 100 Words - YR1 July 6

    Key Verses: Genesis 21:2-3
    For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.

    Abraham named the baby Isaac, which means, “laughter,” for good rea...

  • 100 Words - YR1 July 7 - Stars & Sand

    Key Verse: Genesis 22:17
    …blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies.

    After a long period of testing, Abraham and Sarah had their ...

  • 100 Words - YR1 July 8 - Camels

    Key Verse: Genesis 24:58
    Then they called Rebekah and said to her, “Will you go with this man?” And she said, “I will go.”

    Sarah, Isaac’s mother, had passed away three years earlier. No doubt Isaac was lonely. In fulfillment of God’s promise to Abraham, it was necessary that Abraham become a gr...

  • 100 Words - YR1 July 9 - Pleading With God

    Key Verse: Genesis 25:21
    Now Isaac pleaded with the Lord for his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord granted his plea, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

    Isaac and Rebekah had been married for 19 years but had no children. Isaac became desperate in his prayers. He believed the promise and...

  • 100 Words - YR1 July 10

    Key Verse: Genesis 27:19
    Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn; I have done just as you told me; please arise, sit and eat of my game, that your soul may bless me.”

    This painful, destructive experience with husband, wife, and twin sons could’ve been avoided if Isaac and Rebekah ha...

  • 100 Words - YR1 July 11 - I Am With You

    Key Verse: Genesis 28:15
    …Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.

    God makes promises! In this way He encouraged Jacob. Jacob had heard the stories of God’s promises to ...

  • 100 Words - YR1 July 12 - God Listens

    Key Verse: Genesis 30:22
    Then God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her and opened her womb.

    Two women living in the same household, vying for the affection of the same man. Not only was polygamy culturally acceptable, it was often encouraged. What heartache could’ve been avoided if they...

  • 100 Words - YR1 July 13 - A Stone of Witness

    Key Verses: Genesis 31:3, 44-45
    Then the Lord said to Jacob, “Return to the land of your fathers and to your family, and I will be with you…Now therefore, come, let us make a covenant, you and I, and let it be a witness between you and Me.” So Jacob took a stone and set it up as a pillar.


  • 100 Words - YR1 July 14 - Dark Night, Glorious Morning

    Key Verse: Genesis 32:28
    And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.”

    The vertical and the horizontal directions of life are both important. Think of a cross and you have the God/man relationships. Jesus ...

  • 100 Words - YR1 July 15 - Back to Bethel

    Key Verse: Genesis 35:1
    Then God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there; and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother.”

    “Bethel,” “House of God,” “Dwell there,” is the best guarantee of living in the Presence of God. Anna...

  • 100 Words - YR1 July 16 - The Dream

    Key Verse: Genesis 37:28
    Then Midianite traders passed by; so the brothers pulled Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. And they took Joseph to Egypt.

    In Chapter 36 we learn that Esau refused to waste his life in bitterness. God...

  • 100 Words - YR1 July 17 - Down to Egypt

    Key Verse: Genesis 39:9
    …There is no one greater in this house than I, nor has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?

    Chapter 38 is such a contrast with chapter 39. Immorality vs. morality. Judah was wrong...

  • 100 Words - YR1 July 18 - A Wise Man

    Key Verse: Genesis 40:8
    And they said to him, “We each have had a dream, and there is no interpreter of it.” So Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell them to me, please.”

    Joseph had a living and daily relationship with God. Therefore, no matter what happened to him or...

  • 100 Words - YR1 July 19 - Remember

    Key Verse: Genesis 42:9
    Then Joseph remembered the dreams which he had dreamed about them, and said to them, “You are spies! You have come to see the nakedness of the land!”

    Years had passed since Joseph shared with his father and brothers his dream of being a ruler and of them bowing down to...

  • 100 Words - YR1 July 20 - Joseph and Jesus Wept

    Key Verse: Genesis 43:30
    Now his heart yearned for his brother; so Joseph made haste and sought somewhere to weep. And he went into his chamber and wept there.

    Joseph is a type, or picture, of the Lord Jesus Christ. Both Joseph and Jesus were rejected by their brothers, sold for the price of ...

  • 100 Words - YR1 July 21 - God Sends

    Key Verse: Genesis 45:5
    But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life.

    Joseph was sure that God used even the cruelty of his brothers in order to send him to Egypt. This knowledge helped Joseph to forgive. I...

  • 100 Words - YR1 July 22 - Blessing

    Key Verse: Genesis 47:10
    So Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.

    At this time, Egypt was at its zenith and Pharaoh may have been the most important ruler on earth. Two verses in today’s reading (Gen. 47:7,10) tell us that Jacob (Israel – Prince of God) blessed Pharaoh. This i...

  • 100 Words - YR1 July 23 - A Prophetic Voice

    Key Verse: Genesis 49:10
    The scepter shall not depart from Judah,
    Nor a lawgiver from between his feet,
    Until Shiloh comes;
    And to Him shall be the obedience of the people.

    Judah is the name from which the term “Jew” is derived, and all of the descendants of Jacob are now known as Jews. Judah...

  • 100 Words - YR1 July 24 - Follow Me

    Key Verse: Mark 1:17
    Then Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.”

    The word “immediately” is repeated seven times here. Do you think that God is seeking our attention and wants to motivate us to ACTION? From the moment Simon (Peter), Andrew, James and John m...