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.

Videos are uploaded daily.

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100 Words | Daily Devotional
  • 100 Words - YR1 April 1 - THE IMPREGNABLE ROCK

    Episode 1

    Key Verse: 1 Samuel 28:6
    And when Saul inquired of the Lord, the Lord did not answer him, either by dreams or by Urim or by the prophets.

    Our key verse underlines the fact that God does speak to people. In Saul’s case, God chose not to speak to him in a dream (we can mess it up because we must d...

  • 100 Words - YR1 April 2 - REACTIONS

    Episode 2

    Key Verses: 1 Samuel 30:6b, 24
    But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God…For who will heed you in this matter? But as his part is who goes down to the battle, so shall his part be who stays by the supplies; they shall share alike.

    How do we react under pressure? Perhaps we can learn fro...

  • 100 Words - YR1 April 3 - “THE BEAUTY OF ISRAEL”

    Episode 3

    Key Verse: 2 Samuel 1:19
    The beauty of Israel is slain on your high places! How the mighty have fallen!

    There are several ways to read the Bible: (1) critically (2) historically (3) devotionally. In the first consideration, we could abhor the rough “frontier justice” or lack thereof. We can cond...

  • 100 Words - YR1 April 4 - BE BLESSED

    Episode 4

    Key Verse: 2 Samuel 2:5
    So David sent messengers to the men of Jabesh Gilead, and said to them, “You are blessed of the Lord, for you have shown this kindness to your lord, to Saul, and have buried him…”

    To be “blessed” is to experience the favour of God and people. The men of Gilead blessed Isr...

  • 100 Words - YR1 April 5 - HE IS RISEN! THEREFORE, LOVE ENEMIES!!!

    Episode 5

    Key Verse: 2 Samuel 3:1, 36
    Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David. But David grew stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker… Now all the people took note of it, and it pleased them, since whatever the king did pleased all the people.

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  • 100 Words - YR1 April 6 - JERUSALEM

    Episode 6

    Key Verse: 2 Samuel 5:4
    David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

    Early in David’s life he was fully aware that someday he would replace Saul as King of Israel. Being human, he must have been tempted to take a shortcut to the throne instead of waiting for God...

  • 100 Words - YR1 April 7 - A REASON TO DANCE

    Episode 7

    Key Verse: 2 Samuel 6:14-15
    Then David danced before the Lord with all his might; and David was wearing a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the trumpet.

    Psalm 68, a song, may have been composed by King David for t...

  • 100 Words - YR1 April 8 - FOREVER

    Episode 8

    Key Verse: 2 Samuel 7:16
    And your house and your kingdom shall be established forever before you. Your throne shall be established forever.

    Let’s fast forward to Luke 2:1-7. Jesus, the Seed of David, is born in “The city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he (Joseph) was of the house a...

  • 100 Words - YR1 April 9 - THE KING’S TABLE

    Episode 9

    Key Verse: 2 Samuel 9:7
    So David said to him, “Do not fear, for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your father’s sake, and will restore to you all the land of Saul your grandfather; and you shall eat bread at my table continually.”

    In Chapter nine we see the Lord’s kindness to King Sau...

  • 100 Words - YR1 April 10 - WHITER THAN SNOW

    Episode 10

    Key Verse: 2 Samuel 12:7a
    Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man!…”

    In today’s Bible reading we learn that it is impossible to hide from God. God told the prophet Nathan all about David’s sin. David had tried to cover it up. God will rip the covers off in His time and for His purpose. Perha...

  • 100 Words - YR1 April 11 - INCEST and MURDER

    Episode 11

    Key Verse: 2 Samuel 13:15a, 28
    Then Amnon hated her exceedingly, so that the hatred with which he hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her…Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, “Watch now, when Amnon’s heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, ‘Strike Amnon...

  • 100 Words - YR1 April 12 - HERE COMES THE JUDGE

    Episode 12

    Key Verse: 2 Samuel 14:14
    For we will surely die and become like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. Yet God does not take away a life; but He devises means, so that His banished ones are not expelled from Him.

    In this chapter we read of King David’s General Joab, who...

  • 100 Words - YR1 April 13 - STOLEN HEARTS

    Episode 13

    Key Verse: 2 Samuel 15:31
    Then someone told David, saying, “Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom.” And David said, “O Lord, I pray, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness!”

    Now, David prays. He’s in big trouble. From Chapter 12 onward, David’s story, and that of his fami...

  • 100 Words - YR1 April 14 - YOU ROGUE

    Episode 14

    Key Verse: 2 Samuel 16:23
    Now the advice of Ahithophel, which he gave in those days, was as if one had inquired at the oracle of God. So was all the advice of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.

    In today’s reading, the prayer of David, that is recorded in 2 Samuel 15:31, is answered. Ah...

  • 100 Words - YR1 April 15 - TREASON

    Episode 15

    Key Verse: 2 Samuel 17:14
    So Absalom and all the men of Israel said, “The advice of Hushai the Archite is better than the advice of Ahithophel.” For the Lord had purposed to defeat the good advice of Ahithophel, to the intent that the Lord might bring disaster on Absalom.

    God permits certain thi...

  • 100 Words - YR1 April 16 - MY SON! MY SON!

    Episode 16

    Key Verse: 2 Samuel 18:33
    Then the king was deeply moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept. And as he went, he said thus: “O my son Absalom — my son, my son Absalom — if only I had died in your place! O Absalom my son, my son!”

    In today’s reading King David prepares for battle ...

  • 100 Words - YR1 April 17 - THE POWER OF WORDS

    Episode 17

    Key Verse: 2 Samuel 19:3
    And the people stole back into the city that day, as people who are ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.

    The people who had stood shoulder to shoulder with David were discouraged by David’s response. They could not understand the depth of his grief. Self pity was...

  • 100 Words - YR1 April 18 - CHANGE

    Episode 18

    Key Verses: 2 Samuel 21:1, 14b

    Now there was famine in the days of David for three years, year after year; and David inquired of the Lord. And the Lord answered, “It is because of Saul and his bloodthirsty house, because he killed the Gibeonites.”…So they performed all that the king had commande...

  • 100 Words - YR1 April 19 - THE ROCK OF MY SALVATION

    Episode 19

    Key Verse: 2 Samuel 22:2
    And he said: “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer…”

    The words of today’s reading take on much more significance because of the previous chapters in the life of King David and those around him. David has lived a perilous life. He has fled from King Saul a...

  • 100 Words - YR1 April 20 - LOYALTY

    Episode 20

    Key Verse: 2 Samuel 23:3b, 4
    He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. And he shall be like the light of the morning when the sun rises, a morning without clouds, like the tender grass springing out of the earth, by clear shining after rain.

    In today’s reading, King David re...

  • 100 Words - YR1 April 21 - FROM KING DAVID TO KING JESUS

    Episode 21

    Key Verse: 2 Samuel 24:24
    Then the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will surely buy it from you for a price; nor will I offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God with that which costs me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.

    In today’s reading, th...

  • 100 Words - YR1 April 22 - FREEDOM

    Episode 22

    Key Verse: Galatians 1:6
    I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel.

    As believers in Jesus, can we recall the first days of our lives as Christians…days of enormous joy and peace? This should be particularly memorable if we...

  • 100 Words - YR1 April 23 - ABBA!

    Episode 23

    Key Verse: Galatians 4:6
    And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”

    What a great change! We were enemies of God, but have become His friends…and more than friends, we have become children of God. As His enemies, we deserved Hi...

  • 100 Words - YR1 April 24 - LIBERTY! FREEDOM!

    Episode 24

    Key Verse: Galatians 5:6
    For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision or uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.

    The word “circumcision” is used in one form or another 10 times in today’s reading. I think Paul wants us to pay attention! The practice of circumcision was the...