100 Words | Daily Devotional
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.
Videos are uploaded daily.
100 Words - YR2 September 1 - God's Questions
Key Verse: Job 40:7-8
Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me: Would you indeed annul My judgment? Would you condemn Me that you may be justified?
Some day at the final judgement, God will ask the questions. This may be one of those questions. It is often...
100 Words - YR2 September 2 - Celebration
Key Verse: Job 42:10
And the Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.
“Behemoth” and “Leviathan” are the names of two roller coaster rides at Canada’s Wonderland just north of Toronto. These creatures have captured the...
100 Words - YR2 September 3 - Chief Sinner
Key Verse: 1 Timothy 1:15
This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.
The first and second letters to Timothy and Titus are the last letters Paul wrote. He was in the dungeon now, not the rented house where...
100 Words - YR2 September 4 - A Spiritual Gift
Key Verse: 1 Timothy 4:14a
Do not neglect the gift that is in you…
Chapter three gives practical instructions for those who carry the responsibilities of leadership in the church. The word “Bishop” is used interchangeably with “Pastor” in the churches of the first century. The role of a “Deacon”...
100 Words - YR2 September 5 - Double Honour
Key Verses: 1 Timothy 5:1, 17
Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, the younger men as brothers…Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine.
100 Words - YR2 September 6 - The Good Fight
Key Verse: 1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
It’s obvious that the fight symbolized in today’s photo is VERY different from the fight of which Paul wri...
100 Words -YR2 September 7 - No Fear
Key Verse: 2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
The New King James translation is an excellent study Bible. The edition I use for this blog is called “The Open Bible Expanded Edition.” Here are quotations from the commentary on...
100 Words - YR2 September 8 - A Pure Heart
Key Verses: 2 Timothy 2:15, 22b
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth…but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Today’s reading continues the militar...
100 Words - YR2 September 9 - The Word
Key Verse: 2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
What was to be the substance of Timothy’s message? Firstly, The Holy Scriptures (3:15). Secondly, “all Scripture” (3:16). Let us remember that the New...
100 Words - YR2 September 10 - The Blessed Person
Key Verses: Psalm 1:2, 2:7, 3:3
His delight…in His law he meditates day and night.
The Lord has said to me, You are My Son, today I have begotten You.
But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head.
First Psalm – the choice is ours to make! Either we will be...
100 Words - YR2 September 11 - Twenty-Four / Seven
Key Verse: Psalm 4:8
I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
How many of us have prayed the bedtime prayer, “Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep! If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take!” How many...
100 Words - YR2 September 12 - Excellent
Key Verses: Psalm 8:1a (and 8:9)
O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth.”
The shepherd king, David, sang the words of Psalm 7 “to the Lord.” Imagine singing of persecution, tearing apart like a lion, being trampled upon, etc. Somehow when we sing in our pain, it makes i...
100 Words - YR2 September 13 - With My Whole Heart!
Key Verse: Psalm 10:17
Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear.
Yes! God will cause His “ear to hear.” Let us make personal the prayers found in our reading. Here are examples of what we may say when we pray. The shepherd ki...
100 Words - YR2 September 14 - Destroyed Foundations
Key Verse: Psalm 11:3-4a
If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? The Lord is in His holy temple, The Lord’s throne is in heaven…
Our key verse applies to our time! There are those who are taking jack hammers and bulldozers to the foundations of moral standards laid down o...
100 Words - YR2 September 15 - Fullness of Joy
Key Verse: Psalm 16:11
You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
YES!!! IT’S TRUE!!! Right now we can experience that “fulness of joy!” and the pleasures that are at His “right hand!” Just think of the amazing honour t...
100 Words - YR2 September 16 - My Rock
Key Verses: Psalm 18:1-2
I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
The conclusion David draws from the above statement is this, “I will call upon...
100 Words - YR2 September 17 - Day Unto Day
Key Verses: Psalm 19:1-3
The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
Francis Collins, physician, scientist, and leader of the suc...
100 Words - YR2 September 18 - Why?
Key Verses: Psalm 22:16b-17
They pierced My hands and My feet; I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me…
In today’s reading, Psalm 21 communicates the joy we experience in the knowledge of God’s strength. When the Apostle Paul was struggling, God said to him, “My grace is sufficient...
100 Words - YR2 September 19 - The Cross, Crook, and Crown!!!
Key Verse: Psalm 23:1
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Psalm 23 is classic literature and worthy of memorization. Even better than this is that it is true! We may want to read it aloud slowly, meditating on each line, applying it to our personal experience. David, the shepherd king, kne...
100 Words - YR2 September 20 - You Light Up My Life
Key Verse: Psalm 27:1
The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
Like diamonds when the light strikes the many facets, so is the content of these two Psalms given to us by God and His shepherd king David. Let us joi...
100 Words - YR2 September 21 - Turning Mourning Into Dancing
Key Verse: Psalm 30:5
For His anger is but for a moment,
His favor is for life;
Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning.
It’s hard to imagine the despair that David tried to express in Psalm 30. He was running for his life from his father-in-law, King Saul, whom David woul...
100 Words - YR2 September 22 - By Heart
Key Verse: Psalm 32:5
I acknowledged my sin to You,
And my iniquity I have not hidden.
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
And You forgave the iniquity of my sin.
The key verse should sound familiar to us because of our common human condition. David shows us that the only w...
100 Words - YR2 September 23 - Bless and Be Blessed
I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
The words, “the Lord,” occur 26 times in these two Psalms. There’s a saying about “the Lord”… that “He’s either Lord of all or not at all!” There should be no half-way measures in our faith! The Apostle Paul wrote...
100 Words - YR2 September 24 - Fret Not Thyself
Key Verses: Psalm 36:8-9a
They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house,
And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.
For with You is the fountain of life.
This is not a dull, unexciting existence, but a life of fullness, a river of God’s pleasures, and for us, a “fou...