100 Words | Daily Devotional

100 Words | Daily Devotional

23 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 January 31 - Run for your Life

    Key Verses: Joshua 19:49 & 20:4
    When they had made an end of dividing the land as an inheritance according to their borders, the children of Israel gave an inheritance among them to Joshua the son of Nun…When he flees to one of those cities…and declares his case…they shall take him into the city ...

  • 100 Words - YR1 January 30 - Possess the Land

    Key Verses – Joshua 18:1, 3
    The whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of meeting there…Then Joshua said to the children of Israel: “How long will you neglect to go and possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers has given you?...

  • 100 Words - YR1 January 29 - Settlers

    Key Verse: Joshua 17:13
    And it happened, when the children of Israel grew strong, that they put the Canaanites to forced labor, but did not utterly drive them out.

    In the worship of their gods, the Canaanites followed evil practices such as killing their children and offering them as sacrific...

  • 100 Words - YR1 January 28 - Springs of Living Water

    Key Verse: Joshua 15:19
    She answered, “Give me a blessing; since you have given me land in the South, give me also springs of water.” So he gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.

    Joshua 15:16-19 is repeated in Judges 1:12-15. This is evidence of good history. Othniel and Achsah, hu...

  • 100 Words - YR1 January 27 - Young at Heart

    Key Verse: Joshua 13:1
    Now Joshua was old, advanced in years. And the Lord said to him: “You are old, advanced in years, and there remains very much land yet to be possessed…”

    We know from our reading that Joshua’s spy partner, Caleb, was now 85. Joshua may have been older, perhaps 90. While ...

  • 100 Words - YR1 January 26 - Archaeology, Friend of the Bible

    Key Verse: Joshua 11:15
    As the Lord had commanded Moses his servant, so Moses commanded Joshua, and so Joshua did. He left nothing undone of all that the Lord had commanded Moses.

    There are at least two ways to approach our readings. First, for inspiration, and second, for information. You’ve...

  • 100 Words - YR1 January 25 - Save and Help

    Key Verse: Joshua 10:6
    And the men of Gibeon sent to Joshua at the camp at Gilgal, saying, “Do not forsake your servants; come up to us quickly, save us and help us, for all the kings of the Amorites who dwell in the mountains have gathered together against us.”

    According to the treaty, Israe...

  • 100 Words - YR1 January 24 - God's Books

    Key Verse: Joshua 9:14
    Then the men of Israel took some of their provisions; but they did not ask counsel of the Lord.

    The leadership of Israel once again, as in the case of the first attack on Ai, did not wait in prayer before God for His guidance. They were in the Promised Land. Everything ...

  • 100 Words - YR1 January 23 - Victory

    Key Verse: Joshua 8:30
    Now Joshua built an altar to the Lord God of Israel in Mount Ebal…

    In building an altar, Joshua is obeying the instructions given in Deuteronomy 11:29 and 27:4-8. The offerings presented on Mt Ebal, the mount of cursing, speak of the offering of Jesus on the cross. He t...

  • 100 Words - YR1 January 22 - A Hard Lesson

    Key Verse: Joshua 7:6
    Then Joshua tore his clothes, and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of the Lord until evening, he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust on their heads.

    Joshua, leader, Chief Executive Officer, was also a priest of the tribe of Levi. His advisers, in Chur...

  • 100 Words - YR1 January 21 - The Commander

    Key Verse: Joshua 6:27
    So the Lord was with Joshua, and his fame spread throughout all the country.

    Joshua’s dramatic encounter with “the Angel of the Lord” (5:13-15 & 6:1-5) must have been a powerful confirmation to him that God’s call on his life was as definite as that of Moses. Also, the ...

  • 100 Words - YR1 January 20 - Communicating Well

    Key Verse: Joshua 4:24
    …that all the peoples of the earth may know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God forever.

    God has often intervened in human history to use so-called “acts of God” to accomplish His purposes. In the case of the Jordan River being d...

  • 100 Words - YR1 January 19 - The Scarlet Cord

    Key Verse: Joshua 2:21
    Then she [Rahab] said, “According to your words, so be it.” And she sent them away, and they departed. And she bound the scarlet cord in the window.

    Scarlet wool is mentioned in Hebrews 9:19 (read Hebrews 9:19-22). Rahab’s scarlet cord is mentioned twice in our reading,...

  • 100 Words - YR1 January 18 - Success

    Key Verse: Joshua 1:8
    This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

    Today, “You will make yo...

  • 100 Words - YR1 January 17 - A Holy Kiss

    Key Verse: Romans 16:16
    Greet one another with a holy kiss. The churches of Christ greet you.

    Our reading today should be a great encouragement to all of us who serve the Lord in any capacity, particularly to those who work behind the scenes and receive little attention. Be assured that God p...

  • 100 Words - YR1 January 16 - Scriptures and Prayer

    Key Verse: Romans 15:30
    Now I beg you, brethren, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in prayers to God for me…

    If Paul, the mighty Apostle, needed prayer, how much more do we need to ask those who believe in the God who hears and...

  • 100 Words - YR1 January 15 - The Kingdom of God

    Key Verse: Romans 14:17
    …For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

    What a contrast! …the kingdom of man (Rome pictured above) and the Kingdom of God. Man is impressed by great buildings, pomp and circumstance. God is impressed b...

  • 100 Words - YR1 January 14 - Government

    Key Verse: Romans 13:8
    Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.

    Not only does Paul not advocate the overthrow of the government, he actually tells us to be good subjects. Caesar, the Emperor, was the focus of the official “religion.” Soci...

  • 100 Words - YR1 January 13 - Your Reasonable Service

    Key Verse: Romans 12:1-2
    I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove...

  • 100 Words - YR1 January 12 - OF HIM, THROUGH HIM, TO HIM (Romans 11:36a)

    Key Verse: Romans 11:33
    Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!

    We might want to read the key verse at least twice more, stopping and meditating on the words, “depth,” “riches,” “wisdom,” “knowledge...

  • 100 Words - YR1 January 11 - The Jews and The Greeks

    Key Verse: Romans 10:12-13
    For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

    “Jew and Greek” could also be written, “Israeli and Gentile.” God has every right to choose Hi...

  • 100 Words - YR1 January 10 - Don't Worry, Be Happy

    Key Verse: Romans 8:38-39
    For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord…

    Al...

  • 100 Words - YR1 Jan 9 - Alive to God

    Key Verse: Romans 7:24-25a
    O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God–through Jesus Christ our Lord!

    Jesus said in Matthew 26:41, “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Yesterday’s blog dea...

  • 100 Words - YR1 January 8 - I "Reckon"

    Key Verse: Romans 5:8, 6:23
    But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us…For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    What an encouragement! Sublime truth! When we stand firm on the foundat...