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 August 1 - Peace With God
Key Verse: Colossians 1:19-20
For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.
100 Words - YR2 August 2 - 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...
100 Words - YR2 August 3 - "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 - YR2 August 4 - A Star
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.
Esther’s name means “Star” in the P...
100 Words - YR2 August 5 - 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...
100 Words - YR2 August 6 - 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.
“Great riches,” “multitu...
100 Words - YR2 August 7 - A Feast
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 - YR2 August 8 - 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...
100 Words - YR2 August 9 - 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.
As an in...
100 Words - YR2 August 10 - Sanctification
Key Verses: 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In today’s reading Paul teaches us concerning the second coming of Christ, and instructs us ...
100 Words - YR2 August 11 - 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.
Our key verse follows several severe warning...
100 Words - YR2 August 12 - Learning From Our Troubles
Key Verses: Job 1:21
And he said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
The enemy of Job is Satan! Job is unaware of the work of Satan. Satan is the one who has “taken away,” but ...
100 Words - YR2 August 13 - Friends
Key Verses: Job 3:25
For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me, and what I dreaded has happened to me.
To say that Job wished he had never been born would be an understatement. God would not allow Satan to kill Job, but everything short of death was thrown at him. Job cried out, “W...
100 Words - YR2 August 14 - HAPPY…BIRTHDAY
Key Verse: Job 5:17
Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects; Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.
The above statement was made by Eliphaz to Job. Eliphaz had a good grasp on truth, but let us remember that the words of Job and his friends are their opinions. They a...
100 Words - YR2 August 15 - Questions
Key Verses: Job 7:17, 8:21
What is man, that You should exalt him, that You should set Your heart on him?…He will yet fill your mouth with laughing, and your lips with rejoicing!
Job asks a great question. What is man? Jesus answered that question. Mankind is the object of God’s love (Jo...
100 Words - YR2 August 16 - The Mediator
Key Verses: Job 9:32-33
For He is not a man, as I am, that I may answer Him, and that we should go to court together. Nor is there any mediator between us, who may lay his hand on us both.
Oh, the great advantage we have compared to Job and his friends. Being fully God and fully human, Jesus ...
100 Words - YR2 August 17 - Trust
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 - YR2 August 18 - 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 - YR2 August 19 - The Witness / Advocate
Key Verses: Job 16:19
Surely even now my witness is in heaven, and my evidence is on high.
There is a growing emphasis by Job’s friends and by Job himself that God is the Source of these calamities. Job does not know of the existence of Satan, the destroyer. In 16:9 Job says of God, “He ...
100 Words - YR2 August 20 - 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!
This may ...
100 Words - YR2 August 21 - Listen
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 - YR2 August 22 - Gold
Key Verse: Job 23:10
But He knows the way that I take; When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.
Again today we can see the contrast between Job and his friend. Eliphaz assumes the worst about Job, but Job does not retaliate. Job longs for God. He makes strong statements of genu...
100 Words - YR2 August 23 - Righteousness
Key Verse: Job 26:7
He stretches out the north over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing.
The key verse is fact. Ancient beliefs were incredibly dumb. For example, the Babylonians believed that the Earth was a great giant and we were the vermin on its hide. The Greeks believed in A...
100 Words - YR2 August 24 - Prospecting
Key Verse: Job 28:28
And to man He said, “Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding.”
It is a fact that Job had a sterling character. The Scripture tells us that the tongue is the most difficult member of our bodies to be brought under control...