Thursday, July 6, 2017


Today’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 26-28

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).


Looking east through the Valley of Hinnom (also known as the Valley of Gehenna) in Jerusalem. In today’s reading, it is referred to as “The Valley of the Son of Hinnom,” where Ahaz committed evil acts (2 Chronicles 28:3).

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.


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 them and all of Judah. The grandson, Ahaz, did evil when he became king, and we’ve learned by now that when God is not honoured and wanted, He withdraws and the result is disaster. Let’s look more closely at the action and the results. (1) Uzziah “sought the Lord.” Result – “God made him to prosper.” (2) Jotham “prepared his ways before the Lord his God.” Result – “He became mighty.” (3) Ahaz “became increasingly unfaithful to the Lord.” Result – “The ruin of him and all Israel.”

Let us not despair. We expect to meet a truly Godly leader in tomorrow’s reading, Uzziah’s great-grandson, Hezekiah.


Father God, grant grace and wisdom to me that I may influence family members and others in Your ways of doing what is right in Your sight. I pray that I may successfully communicate the fact that You will not force Your blessings on those who, by their free will, turn away from You and from doing what is right in Your sight. Grant Your favour upon us all I pray fervently. In Jesus’ Name I ask these requests, Amen!!!


I have a Bible open beside me as I type, and when I think about it, I’m amazed by some of the stories and people that have made that possible. For example, we rarely hear of Myles Coverdale. He made a complete translation of the Bible into English 76 years before the King James authorized version was published. The impact of Coverdale’s translation on the English language is immense! William Shakespeare quoted approximately 2,500 verses out of this amazing translation in his plays. Shakespeare’s plays were performed in outdoor theatres to hundreds of thousands of people during, and after, his lifetime. Many of these statements have passed into our language without people knowing their source. Of course, there were others, such as William Tyndale and John Wycliffe, who made amazing efforts to get God’s Word to everyone. Before the Latin translation by Jerome was made the official Bible of the Roman Empire, there may have been as many as 200 other languages into which at least part of the Scriptures had been translated and written on sheep’s skin or papyrus. I highly treasure my Bible. For that reason, I’m making this daily blog with the prayer that others, who may not otherwise read the Bible in depth from cover to cover with a measure of understanding, will do so and be blessed! (click here for more information on Myles Coverdale).

Yours for a greater appreciation of our Bibles,


P.S. Last week, I recorded a video for the special 100 Huntley Street Canada Day live broadcast from Kingston, Ontario. If you’d like to hear what I said, you can watch it HERE.

Looking south from the hills of Samaria in the direction of Jerusalem, which lies just over the horizon.


8 thoughts on “Thursday, July 6, 2017

  1. Moving message Pastor David. Also watched the highlights of “The Cry”. Expect great things to come from that prayer meeting. God loves the people of this great nation of Canada and the intercession continues from the days of the 100 Huntley cross Canada tour. God bless and continue to use you. Amen!

  2. Thank you, David, for having had your Canada Day broadcast added as a link to today’s message. Thank you for sharing some of your Dad’s story, as well as your own concern for others and for our land. Your words touched me, with extra resonance because of my being part of the congregation at Dominion-Chalmers United Church in Ottawa, which you briefly mention in connection with Sir John A. Thanks too for your prayers for my son Winston, who had encouraging words from some of his medical team today. You and your prayers and your 100 words blog are continuing to minister to many, and are deeply appreciated.

    • I just read the comments from yesterday and saw the postings of all those who had joined in prayer for Winston. I broke into tears of thankfulness and appreciation. I pray God’s continued blessings on all of you. Thanks to each one of you and to all of you together.

  3. I also have broken into tears when I read these pp praying for me! I can relate!

    In Jesus Name we will continue to pray for complete healing for Winston! TY John for giving us the opportunity to pray for your son! That’s what a Christian life is all about, at last to me it is, and this blog, well, God bless David Mainse and all who work to get the blog out daily….
    Please keep us posted in regards to Winston’s health!

  4. I am in dire need of prayer! if anyone would like to pray for me please check back on some of the blogs that I posted some prayer requests!
    I have been blessed over and above; I come to the Lord and ask for a big financial blessings to clear debts and help family & others in Jesus Name amen

  5. I did not get to see and hear your message David until tonight about the cry
    it was very moving it brought me to tears .
    Sah my prayers are for Watson , you , and anyone else that you mentioned.

    • God bless you Lianne, I pray you are feeling better; I pray the Lord will send His angels to minister to your every need and that you will feel His presence and feel the comfort…..
      I so appreciate your blogs…….

  6. Heard your powerful message, Pastor David; and the fireworks of “The Cry” with Maggie John and Lorna Dueck’s final words. Praying that there would be great results from that prayer meeting.

Leave a Reply to sah Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.