Monday, July 18, 2016


Today’s Reading: Genesis 40-41:37

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This 60-foot high colossal statue of Ramses II, carved from limestone, once stood upright but now lays on the ground in a pavilion for display. This statue had adorned the great temple of Ptah in Memphis, Egypt. Ramses the Great ruled for more than 60 years (circa 1279 to 1213 B.C.)

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Key Verse: Genesis 40:8

And they said to him, “We each have had a dream, and there is no interpreter of it.” So Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell them to me, please.”

Joseph had a living and daily relationship with God. Therefore, no matter what happened to him or where he found himself, he always had the consciousness of God’s enabling Presence. When the butler and baker told him of their troubling dreams, he was able to say with confidence that God would reveal His message to these imprisoned servants of Pharaoh. “The Spirit of God” lived in Joseph. The two gifts of the Holy Spirit exercised by Joseph were, “the word of wisdom,” and “the word of knowledge.” Check out 1 Corinthians 12:1-8. These gifts were not just for the Church in Corinth, Greece, but for all people of all time who faithfully serve the God of Abraham and who “pursue love and desire spiritual gifts” (1 Cor. 14:1).


Lord God, I believe Your Spirit lives in me. Please reveal to me Your thoughts so that I may respond with wisdom and knowledge for others, as well as myself. As I read and think Your thoughts as expressed in Your Word, may I be given the grace to express those thoughts when the opportunity presents itself, particularly in winning precious people to Christ. Amen!


In preparation for this blog, I spend approximately half an hour reading the Word and meditating upon the thoughts expressed therein. Then I match that time in prayer and praise to God. A daily request is for “wisdom.” In James 1:5 it says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” I ask in faith without doubting and I know I receive from Him. A while back, at a time of some frustration, I attempted to correct a grandson in front of others. That was not wise. I contacted him as soon as I could reach him and asked forgivness, not for the correction, but for a lack of wisdom in not doing this privately, just between the two of us. This blog is challenging me. The Holy Spirit is still giving gifts of “wisdom.” I need all the help I can get.

Yours, praying for “Wisdom” for myself and for you also,



11 thoughts on “Monday, July 18, 2016

  1. “Our heavenly Father has a unique plan for every person’s life, but He means for us all to share one goal: to be conformed into the image of Jesus Christ.”
    -Charles Stanley

  2. Thank you once again for your obedience to God, in sharing His wisdom with us through your blog! God Bless!!

  3. Yes, Pastor David thank you for sharing the Word and your thoughts daily with us. Bless you and your dear family and all my blogger friends.
    Grieving a dear friend Joe, my husband and I have known him for 49 years. I have prayed for many years for him, and his dear wife and family but to no avail, as far as I know. This is what makes the grieving so much harder.

  4. Yes the pagan Pharaoh recognized that in Daniel was the Spirit of God. Thank you for praying for wisdom for us David. I have been asked to preach at our church in August and feel the leading to use Acts 2:1-4 as my text and I need wisdom. May the lord comfort you in the loss of this friend Eleanor. God bless you saints!

  5. The Lord knows well that none of us are perfect.He knows your heart and that is what He ‘hears’.In written communication,we do not know how a sentence is ‘meant’ sometimes,because we do not know the ‘typist’s emotions’ but God does not have that problem because He ‘hears your heart’.Thank you for so much wisdom,David.God bless
    Catch The Fire (4 David Mainse)

    Though you have walked many oceans
    And spread My word to many nations,
    I saw in you and your devotions
    A servant of joyous exhalations.

    You have not asked for earthly wealth,
    But just to be my most humble voice
    And when adversity was kept in stealth
    You still worshiped Me out of free choice.

    So out of free choice I give you
    More time upon the stage of learning,
    Whereby My word you show to be true
    And catch the fire that’s forever burning.
    G W(Bill) Marshall / 01 February, 2014

  6. Praying for wisdom, right along with you, David. Thank you for your heartwarming message. Praise God you are feeling better and remain with us for another two year journey through the Bible. Amen! Blessings to all.

    “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
    2 Cor 9:8, NIV

    Your Praise Will Ever Be On My Lips

  7. Franklin Graham’s prayer for the nation (U.S.) is live at 12 pm EDT. We need to pray too.
    Thank you, David, & all you contributors – God knows your efforts led by Him are not in vain. Please, Lord, help us to listen, trust, and obey You. Two commandments. Help us love You and others more and more. Not just be hearers, but doers. I ask in Jesus’ faithful, loving, kind, obedient Name, amen

  8. Thank you for your openness abd the way you share with us. It is ministry also, making one realize that these challenges we face with the next generations are real and that we need the strength, wisdom and enablement to navigate through them and apologize quickly when necessary. God Bless You David Mainse! We are so Blessed to have your wisdom and input into our lives!

  9. Thank you Lord…Your words says that when we ask for anything in Your Name according to Your will…we will receive it…thank You Lord, I ask for Your Wisdom with with I will be guided. Thank You Lord, Amen!!!

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