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 December 1st - Words of Truth
Key Verses: Proverbs 22:20-21
Have I not written to you excellent things
Of counsels and knowledge,
That I may make you know the certainty of the words of truth,
That you may answer words of truth
To those who send to you?
The translation used in this blog is the New King James Version. I hop...
100 Words - YR2 December 2nd - Transmitting Truth
Key Verse: Proverbs 23:23
Buy the truth, and do not sell it, also wisdom and instruction and understanding.
Jerome (347-420 AD), who is depicted in the statue above, invested most of his life in producing the first complete translation into Latin from the original languages of Hebrew and Gree...
100 Words - YR2 December 3rd - Fret Not
Key Verses: Proverbs 24:3-4
Through wisdom a house is built,
And by understanding it is established;
By knowledge the rooms are filled
With all precious and pleasant riches.
The repetition of the word “lips” stands out in today’s reading. We may have heard the saying, “Loose lips sink ships.”...
100 Words - YR 2 December 4 - Apples of Gold
Key Verses: Proverbs 25:21-22
If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat;
And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
For so you will heap coals of fire on his head,
And the Lord will reward you.
Jesus said, “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then...
100 Words - YR2 December 5th - The Rolling Stone
Key Verse: Proverbs 26:20
Where there is no wood, the fire goes out;
And where there is no talebearer, strife ceases.
In the margins of the New King James Version, The Open Bible Expanded Edition, there are comments on our key verse and the two verses following it. It indicates that “talebear...
100 Words - YR2 December 6th - A Friend and a Lion
Key Verses: Proverbs 27:17, 28:1
As iron sharpens iron,
So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
…The wicked flee when no one pursues,
But the righteous are bold as a lion.
The word “friend” in our first key verse refers back to 27:10a which says, “Do not forsake your own friend or your f...
100 Words - YR2 December 7th - A Stiff Neck
Key Verses: Proverbs 29:1
He who is often rebuked, and hardens his neck,
Will suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
Two kings of Israel, Saul and David, were both rebuked…Saul by Samuel and David by Nathan. Saul was as one who “hardens his neck,” becoming stubborn and unwilling to chang...
100 Words - YR2 December 8th - Character
Key Verses: Proverbs 31:10-11
Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
It’s interesting that at the close of Solomon’s collection of proverbs he would suggest that wisdom is summed up in the ch...
100 Words - YR2 December 9th - Vanity of Vanities
Key Verses: Ecclesiastes 1:2, 3:11
“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher;
“Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.”
…He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.
We cannot help...
100 Words - YR2 December 10th - Grasping the wind or Holding the truth
100 Words - YR2 December 11th - The Grave
Key Verse: Ecclesiastes 9:10
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.
Solomon, the writer of Ecclesiastes, lived a long life. He had the opportunity to observe the power and majesty of God, a...
100 Words - YR2 December 12th - Remember Your Creator
Key Verses: Ecclesiastes 12:1, 13-14
Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth,
Before the difficult days come,
And the years draw near when you say,
“I have no pleasure in them.”
…Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
Fear God and keep His commandments,
For this is man’s all....
100 Words - YR2 December 13th - Song of Songs
Key Verses: Song of Solomon 2:10
My beloved spoke, and said to me:
“Rise up, my love, my fair one,
And come away…”
The story is told of the conference of Jewish Rabbis who were faced with the decision as to which writings were to be included in the Bible. One Rabbi said that the Song of Songs...
100 Words - YR2 December 14th - Return, Return!
Key Verses: Song of Solomon 4:10
How fair is your love,
My sister, my spouse!
How much better than wine is your love,
And the scent of your perfumes
Than all spices!
Whether we read this poem as simply a love story between Solomon and the lovely Shulamite maiden, or a portrayal of the love bet...
100 Words - YR2 December 15th - My Beloved
Key Verses: Song of Solomon 7:10, 8:6
I am my beloved’s and his desire is toward me…Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm.
For the culture of 3,000 years ago, the imagery used to describe the bride’s beauty was understood. For example, “Your nose is like the tower of Leban...
100 Words - YR2 December 16th - God Speaks
Key Verses: Hebrews 1:1-2
God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds…
What we used to call “the bare subject” of th...
100 Words - YR2 December 17th - The Builder of Lives
Key Verse: Hebrews 4:14
Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
The first verse of today’s reading urges us to “Consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus.” We are encoura...
100 Words - YR2 December 18th - Immutable
Key Verses: Hebrews 5:4-6
And no man takes this honour to himself, but he who is called by God, just as Aaron was. So also Christ did not glorify Himself to become High Priest, but it was He who said to Him: “You are My Son. Today I have begotten You” [Psalm 2:7], and in another place, “You are a...
100 Words - YR2 December 19th - Forever
Key Verses: Hebrews 7:24-25
But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. Therefore He is able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He ever lives to make intercession for them.
The words, “EVER LIVES” in our reading stand out as does “FOREVE...
100 Words - YR2 December 20th - Once for All
Key Verse: Hebrews 9:12
Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.
In 100words.ca we have taken note of repeated words which help us to understand the “main point!” (Hebrews 8:1). In today’s r...
100 Words - YR2 December 21st - Substance/Evidence
Key Verses: Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
“Faith” is absolutely essential to our eternal salvation and to enjoying success in our temporary life here on earth. Nicodemus, of the Jewish denomination of the Pharisees, and “a ruler of ...
100 Words - YR2 December 22nd - Consider
Key Verses: Hebrews 12:3, 13:8
Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart…Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Back in Hebrews 3:1, we are invited to “consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ...
100 Words - YR2 December 23rd - Reasonable
Key Verses: Isaiah 1:18
Come now, and let us reason together together,” says the Lord, though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Isaiah chapter one graphically depicts the sinful condition of the people of Judah...
100 Words - YR2 December 24th - Beautiful and Glorious
Key Verses: Isaiah 4:2
In that day the Branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious; And the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and appealing for those of Israel who have escaped.
Isaiah 3 could be depressing if not for the promise of our key verse. The actual destruction of Jerusalem b...