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 January 1 - Perfect Peace
Key Verse: Isaiah 26:3
You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
Chapter 26 is a good example of what a “Happy New Year” should be! Our key verse speaks of “perfect peace” (literally in Hebrew, “Shalom shalom – peace peace”). A double peace to a...
100 Words - YR2 January 2 - A Sure Foundation
Key Verse: Isaiah 29:18
In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness.
There’s bad news on the way to the good news of our key verse. Six times Isaiah declares that “intoxicating drink” and drunkenness are bad news...
100 Words - YR2 January 3 - Quietness & Confidence
Key Verse: Isaiah 30:15
For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel:
“In returning and rest you shall be saved;
In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”
But you would not…
As we move on into the New Year, let us “rest” in “quietness and confidence.” The secret of this “stren...
100 Words - YR2 January 4 - The King of Kings, The Great Rock
Key Verse: Isaiah 32:2
A man will be as a hiding place from the wind,
And a cover from the tempest,
As rivers of water in a dry place,
As the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
Isaiah ministered during the reign of four kings. Again and again Judah was under attack from surrounding nation...
100 Words - YR2 January 5 - Search
Key Verses: Isaiah 34:16a, 35:10
Search from the book of the Lord, and read:
Not one of these shall fail;
Not one shall lack her mate.
…And the ransomed of the Lord shall return,
And come to Zion with singing,
With everlasting joy on their heads.
They shall obtain joy and gladness,
And sorrow and...
100 Words - YR2 January 6 - Power in Prayer
Key Verses: Isaiah 37:15-16
Then Hezekiah prayed to the Lord, saying: “O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, the One who dwells between the cherubim, You are God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth…”
Isaiah 37 teaches us that fervent prayer is effective to c...
100 Words - YR2 January 7 - “BECAUSE I SAID SO!!!” – God
Key Verse: Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
In his book, Isaiah gives us God’s Word! Isaiah said to King Hezekiah, “Hear the Word of the Lord!” (39...
100 Words - YR2 January 8 - FEAR NOT
Key Verses: Isaiah 41:10
Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
God says “FEAR NOT” three times in Isaiah 41! Why not fear? Firstly, because God says, “I am with you”! (41:10)...
100 Words - YR 2 January 9 - GOD KNOWS OUR NAMES
Key Verses: Isaiah 43:1, 44:3
But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob,
And He who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by your name;
You are Mine…”
For I will pour water on him who is thirsty,
And floods on the dry ground;
I will pour My Spirit...
100 Words - YR2 January 10 - LOOK
Key Verse: Isaiah 45:22
Look to Me, and be saved,
All you ends of the earth!
For I am God, and there is no other.
God’s credentials for making such a statement as we read in our key verse are clearly presented here. (1) God revealed the name of Cyrus, the king of Persia (Iran), before he was b...
100 Words - YR2 January 11 - “PROGNOSTICATORS” OR “A MORE SURE WORD”
Key Verses: Isaiah 48:17-18
Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer,
The Holy One of Israel:
“I am the Lord your God,
Who teaches you to profit,
Who leads you by the way you should go.
Oh, that you had heeded My commandments!
Then your peace would have been like a river,
And your righteousness like the...
100 Words - YR2 January 12 - THE MORNING BY MORNING SEARCH
Key Verse: Isaiah 50:4
The Lord God has given Me
The tongue of the learned,
That I should know how to speak
A word in season to him who is weary.
He awakens Me morning by morning,
He awakens My ear
To hear as the learned.
No doubt the people of Berea, Greece read Isaiah. They did as we are doi...
100 Words - YR2 January 13 - AWAKE! AWAKE!
Key Verse: Isaiah 52:7
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”
Three times in today’s reading, God’s people are told, “Awake! Awake!” T...
100 Words - YR2 January 14 - THE MAN OF SORROWS
Key Verses: Isaiah 53:6
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Chapter 53 should be read two or more times today in a quiet and reflective atmosphere. It would be good to back up to 52:13-15 for today’s ...
100 Words - YR2 January 15 - THIRSTY???
Key Verses: Isaiah 55:7-11
Let the wicked forsake his way,
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
Let him return to the Lord,
And He will have mercy on him;
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For as the...
100 Words - YR2 January 16 - "HERE I AM!" GOD
Key Verses: Isaiah 58:6-7
Is this not the fast that I have chosen:
To loose the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the heavy burdens,
To let the oppressed go free,
And that you break every yoke?
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out;
100 Words - YR2 January 17 - ARISE! SHINE!
Key Verses: Isaiah 59:1-2, 60:5a
Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened,
That it cannot save;
Nor His ear heavy,
That it cannot hear.
But your iniquities have separated you from your God;
And your sins have hidden His face from you,
So that He will not hear.
…Then you shall see and become radia...
100 Words - YR2 January 18 - Liberty
Key Verses: Isaiah 61:1-2a
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
Because the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
To proclaim the acceptable ye...
100 Words - YR2 January 19 - "Father"
Key Verse: Isaiah 64:4
For since the beginning of the world
Men have not heard nor perceived by the ear,
Nor has the eye seen any God besides You,
Who acts for the one who waits for Him.
Today’s reading begins with a word picture of the judgment of God as a winepress. Jesus prayed just before ...
100 Words - YR2 January 20 - "Here I Am" God
Key Verses: Isaiah 65:24
It shall come to pass
That before they call, I will answer;
And while they are still speaking, I will hear.
God says, “Here I am, Here I am!” (Isaiah 65:1b). God has not left His human family. He has not isolated Himself from us. Isaiah 65 is God’s answer to the prayer...
100 Words - YR2 January 21 - The Royal Law
Key Verses: James 1:22
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
The book of James is filled with very practical applications of divine principles. The first principle is that of faith! The Jewish Christians in Jerusalem and James, known as the brother of Jesus, we...
100 Words - YR2 January 22 - James, The World's Pastor
Key Verses: James 4:7, 5:16
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you…Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
James 3 focuses on that “little member that b...
100 Words - YR2 January 23 - "God's Call"
Key Verses: Jeremiah 1:4-5
Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
When Moses was called by God, he believed that he was unequipped to do the job. When Isaiah was...
100 Words - YR2 January 24 - My Soul! My Soul!
Key Verses: Jeremiah 3:14a, 4:19a
“Return, O backsliding children,” says the Lord; “for I am married to you…”
…O my soul, my soul! I am pained in my very heart! My heart makes a noise in me…
In today’s Bible reading, the word, “BACKSLIDING” is repeated four times, and the word “RETURN” five ti...