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 November 1 - Who's Who In God's Books!
Key Verses: Psalm 119:9, 50
How can a young man cleanse his way?
By taking heed according to Your word.
…This is my comfort in my affliction,
For Your word has given me life.
Here we go into the Bible’s longest chapter, 176 verses, three days for the blog!
It is a perfect acrostic, having 22 ...
100 Words - YR2 November 2 - Precepts
Key Verses: Psalms 119:73b, 104 and 105
Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments…Through Your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way. Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
The word “precept” is repeated 20 times in Psalm 119! The New O...
100 Words - YR2 November 3 - Delightful!
Key Verses: Psalm 119:130, 174
The entrance of Your words gives light;
It gives understanding to the simple.
…I long for Your salvation O Lord,
And Your law is my delight.
We have every reason to be full of delight! (of “the light”). Jesus said, “I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me ...
100 Words - YR2 November 4 - God With Us!
Key Verses: Psalm 121:5-8
The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this tim...
100 Words - YR2 November 5 - Sowing & Reaping
Key Verses: Psalm 126:5-6
Those who sow in tears
Shall reap in joy.
He who continually goes forth weeping,
Bearing seed for sowing,
Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,
Bringing his sheaves with him.
Psalm 125 states the fact that “The Lord surrounds His people!” On the basis of that fac...
100 Words - YR2 November 6 - Jesus' Prayer Request!
Key Verses: Psalm 133:1
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
For brethren to dwell together in unity!
Psalm 130 provides us a meditation through a prayer of repentance in which the person experiencing the depths of a dark night of the soul rises to the heights of hope.
Psalm 131 takes us t...
100 Words - YR2 November 7 - Mercy Forever
Key Verses: Psalms 135:13, 136:4
Your name, O Lord, endures forever,
Your fame, O Lord, throughout all generations.
…To Him who alone does great wonders,
For His mercy endures forever!
Both Psalms in today’s reading refer to the final and decisive plague on the Egyptians which resulted in freedom...
100 Words - YR2 November 8 - Search Me
Key Verses: Psalm 138:2b, 139:23-24
For Your lovingkindness and Your truth;
For You have magnified Your Word above all Your Name.
…Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalm 137 is the ...
100 Words - YR2 November 9 - The Snare / Trap
Key Verses: Psalm 141:3, 9
Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;
Keep watch over the door of my lips.
…Keep me from the snares they have laid for me,
And from the traps of the workers of iniquity.
Common to all three Psalms in today’s reading is David’s recognition that snares have been laid to ...
100 Words - YR2 November 10 - Happy, Happy, Happy
Key Verses: Psalm 144:15
Happy are the people who are in such a state;
Happy are the people whose God is the Lord!
Psalm 143 is the kind of prayer we all need to pray when we are in distress. David prays, “Hear my prayer, O Lord!” “Answer me speedily!” “Do not hide Your face from me!” “Cause me t...
100 Words - YR2 November 11 - Remember
Key Verses: Psalms 145:3,13
Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised!…Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and Your dominion endures throughout all generations.
Psalm 145 is another acrostic poem in the Hebrew language. It serves as an introduction to the final five hymns of praise and wo...
100 Words - YR2 November 12 - Praise Is Beautiful!
Key Verses: Psalm 147:3-5
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name. Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite!
Our Creator not only created the stars, but He has a name for each one. Even with...
100 Words - YR2 November 13 - Praise The Lord!
Key Verses: Psalm 150:6
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!
In Psalm 148, the crown of God’s creation — men and women — are mentioned last for emphasis! Regardless of status, age or sex, everyone is urged to “Praise the Lord!” We, who are believers in Jesus, may wa...
100 Words - YR2 November 14 - Character In Action
Key Verses: Titus 3:1-2, 14
Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men…And let our people also learn to maintain good works, to meet urgent needs, that they may no...
100 Words - YR2 November 15 - Brother Slave!
Key Verses: Philemon 15-16
For perhaps he departed for a while for this purpose, that you might receive him forever, no longer as a slave but more than a slave — a beloved brother, especially to me but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.
This was written as a personal let...
100 Words - YR2 November 16 - Wisdom In The Square
Key Verses: Proverbs 1:10, 33
My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent…But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure, without fear of evil.
PROVERBS — A guide book for Living! A proverb is a short sentence that conveys a moral truth. The motto and theme of this book is ...
100 Words -YR2 November 17 - W - K - D - U
Key Verses: Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
In today’s reading, the word “UNDERSTANDING” is repeated 9 times. When someone is teaching a class, he or she may speak wi...
100 Words - YR2 November 22 - A Swine's Snout
100 Words - YR2 November 19 - A Lamp and A Light
Key Verses: Proverbs 6:6, 9
Go to the ant, you sluggard!
Consider her ways and be wise…
How long will you slumber, O sluggard?
When will you rise from your sleep?
Solomon encourages industry and hard work! He mocks the “sluggard” and tells us to learn from the “ant.” Discipline, diligence, pe...
100 Words - YR2 November 21 - The Good & The Bad
Key Verses: Proverbs 9:8-9
Do not correct a scoffer, lest he hate you;
Rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser;
Teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
In Proverbs 9 wisdom is personified as a woman who invites a guest int...
100 Words - YR2 November 20 - The Apple Of Your Eye
Key Verses: Proverbs 7:1-3
My son, keep my words,
And treasure my commands within you.
Keep my commands and live,
And my law as the apple of your eye.
Bind them on your fingers;
Write them on the tablet of your heart.
Think of just how we would react if we were about to get hit in the eye. Im...
100 Words - YR2 November 24 - Talmudim
Key Verses: Proverbs 13:22
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,
But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.
Let’s back up to yesterday’s blog, Proverbs 12, for an observation. Here are principles which will help us reach our goals: (1) Be teachable! – ...
100 Words - YR2 November 22 - A Swine's Snout
Key Verses: Proverbs 11:24-25
There is one who scatters, yet increases more;
And there is one who withholds more than is right,
But it leads to poverty.
The generous soul will be made rich,
And he who waters will also be watered himself.
It’s difficult to pick some of the wisdom contained here...
100 Words - YR2 November 26 - A Merry Heart
Key Verses: Proverbs 15:16
Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure with trouble.
Before we consider our key verse, let’s highlight three other statements from today’s reading: (1) “A soft answer turns away wrath.” Let’s try this. It works! (2) “A merry heart makes a ...