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 July 1 - Happy Birthday Canada
Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 20:3
And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.
Jehoshaphat had learned a very hard lesson! When the next crisis came, he began to pray with fasting before he made his plans for battle. After his bad exper...
100 Words - YR2 July 2 - In Hiding
Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 22:12
And he (Joash) was hidden with them in the house of God for six years, while Athaliah reigned over the land.
Jehu was carrying out judgment on the land. Ahaziah was caught and killed because, as they said, “He is the son of Jehoshaphat who sought the Lord wi...
100 Words - YR2 July 3 - Bedrock Confidence
Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 23:16
Then Jehoiada made a covenant between himself, the people and the king that they should be the Lord’s people.
In the midst of a record of ungodliness and the self-seeking lives of the Israelites, our key verse stands out like a jewel. In one of the darkest p...
100 Words - YR2 July 4 - Rock Solid
Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 24:2
Joash did what was right in the sight of the Lord all the days of Jehoiada the priest.
Yes, as long as Joash had the powerful influence of Jehoiada, he did well, but when Jehoiada was gone, he was like a ship without an anchor. He moved with the next wind tha...
100 Words - YR2 July 5 - A Loyal Heart
Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 25:2
And he did what was right in the sight of the Lord, but not with a loyal heart.
What can we learn from King Amaziah? Loyalty to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and loyalty one to another as fellow believers in Christ is so very important. This cou...
100 Words - YR2 July 6 - Roller Coaster Results
Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 26:5
He sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God; and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper.
The history of Judah is like a roller coaster. Two Kings, Uzziah, and his son Jotham, did what was right. God blessed...
100 Words - YR2 July 7 - Early
Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 29:20
Then King Hezekiah rose EARLY, gathered the rulers of the city, and went up to the house of the Lord.
Consider the word “EARLY.” Hezekiah had his priorities in order. Abraham, the friend of God, began “EARLY” (recorded 4 times). Moses and the word “EARLY” co...
100 Words - YR2 July 8 - The Runners
Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 30:26
So there was great joy in Jerusalem, for since the time of Solomon, son of David, King of Israel, there had been nothing like this in Jerusalem.
Today’s reading is such an encouragement. The sequence of events that resulted in the “joy in Jerusalem” is as fo...
100 Words - YR2 July 9 - Wholehearted
Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 31:21
“And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, in the law and in the commandment, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart. So he prospered.”
There were three elements for successful living demonstrated by Hezekiah. (1) He was obed...
100 Words - YR2 July 10 - Cry Out
Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 32:20
Now because of this King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah, the son of Amoz, prayed and cried out to heaven.
There is a consistent message which runs through the entire Bible: If we choose to stand with the Lord, we cannot lose. The claim has often been made, ...
100 Words - YR2 July 11 - A 180 Degree Turn
Key Verses: 2 Chronicles 33:3, 15
For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down; he raised up altars for the Baals, and made wooden images; and he worshiped all the host of heaven and served them…He took away the foreign gods and the idol from the house of the Lord…
100 Words - YR2 July 12 - Diligence
Key Verses: 2 Chronicles 34:19, 31
Now it happened that when the king heard the words of the law, that he tore his clothes…Then the king stood in his place and made a covenant before the Lord, to follow the Lord, and to keep His commandments and His testimonies and His statutes with all his hear...
100 Words - YR2 July 13 - Passover
Key Verses: 2 Chronicles 35:1, 22b
Now Josiah kept a Passover to the Lord in Jerusalem, and they slaughtered the Passover lambs on the fourteenth day of the first month….[Josiah] did not heed the words of Necho from the mouth of God. So he came to fight in the Valley of Megiddo.
At 26 ye...
100 Words - YR2 July 14 - No Remedy
Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 36:16
But they mocked the messengers of God, despised His words, and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against His people, till there was no remedy.
Ezra is probably the one who compiled the Chronicles. The book that bears Ezra’s name is o...
100 Words - YR2 July 15 - Joy
Key Verses: Philippians 1:3-4
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy…
In Paul’s first imprisonment in Rome, he was under house arrest. The Romans had a practical financial plan. Prisoners who had resources paid for...
100 Words - YR2 July 16 - Esteem Others
Key Verses: Philippians 2:1a, 3
THEREFORE…Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.
The word, “therefore” appears six times in this reading. It could be written, “Because of the preceding statement, we do a...
100 Words - YR2 July 17 - Even More Joy
Key Verse: Philippians 3:10
“That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death…”
Paul (formerly known as Saul – read Acts 9:1-22) is a prisoner in Rome. What a man! He writes this letter in which he uses the words “Joy,” ...
100 Words - YR2 July 18 - Read, Listen, and Rejoice
Key Verse: Philippians 4:19
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
The first three verses are most interesting. Paul commends the “Brothers,” but perhaps two of the women were not in such close fellowship. Nevertheless, Paul also commended...
100 Words - YR2 July 19 - Cyrus the Great
Key Verse: Ezra 1:2b-3
“…He [the Lord God of Heaven] has commanded me to build Him a house at Jerusalem which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all His people? May his God be with him! Now let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the Lord God of Israel (He is Go...
100 Words - YR2 July 20 - Weep and Rejoice
Key Verse: Ezra 3:12
But many of the priests and Levites and heads of their fathers’ houses, who were old men, who had seen the first Temple, wept with a loud voice when the foundation of this temple was laid before their eyes; yet many shouted aloud for joy…
Today’s reading tells a stor...
100 Words - YR2 July 21 - The Decree
Key Verse: Ezra 6:14
So the elders of the Jews built, and they prospered through the prophesying [preaching and teaching] of Haggai and Zechariah the son of Iddo, and they built and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the command of Cyrus, Darius, and...
100 Words - YR2 July 22 - The River
Key Verses: Ezra 8:21, 23
Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from Him the right way for us and our little ones and all our possessions…so we fasted and entreated our God for this, and He answered our prayer.
100 Words - YR2 July 23 - Making a Difference
Key Verse: Ezra 10:1
Now while Ezra was praying, and while he was confessing, weeping, and bowing down before the house of God, a very large congregation of men, women, and children assembled to him from Israel; for the people wept very bitterly.
During the captivity in Babylon, much ver...
100 Words - YR2 July 24 - Rise Up
Key Verse: Nehemiah 2:18
And I told them of the hand of my God which had been good upon me, and also of the king’s words that he had spoken to me. So they said, “Let us rise up and build.” Then they set their hands to do this good work.
King Artaxerxes, ruler of the vast Persian Empire a...