Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Today’s Reading: Psalms 9-10

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Even the desert is marvellous to behold as you travel throughout Israel. Looking from Israel inside Timna Park, you can see on the distant horizon the mountains of Edom. This mountain range is now part of the Kingdom of Jordan. Jordan is not a wealthy country and yet because of the disaster of middle east political and moral realities, Jordan has had to care for millions of refugees. Let us do whatever we can to help!

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


Key Verse: Psalm 10:17

Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear.


Yes! God will cause His “ear to hear.” Let us make personal the prayers found in our reading. Here are examples of what we may say when we pray. The shepherd king begins his prayers with praise and worship. He writes in the first two verses the four actions he is taking. For our devotional exercises today, why not meditate on these statements, expand on them, and do as it says.

The cries of the needy stand out! David speaks of “the oppressed,” of people in “trouble,” of “the cry of the humble,” of “the needy,” of “the poor,” of “the helpless,” and of “the fatherless.” Let us name before God the names of people we know personally who may fit these descriptions. Most certainly those in war-torn lands where it seems that human cruelty knows no boundaries.

Let us never forget that Jesus issued a press release in advance of His second coming. The words this King of the Universe will utter when He will sit on “the Throne of His Glory” have to do with way we have, or have not, cared for the needy (see Matthew 25:31-46). We pray fervently and then we are moved to help! God answer our prayers. Amen!!!


“Arise O Lord! Do not let man prevail” (9:19a). “Arise O Lord! O God, lift up Your hand!” (10:12a). “Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear, to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may oppress no more” (10:17-18). Amen!!!


A couple years back, I had the privilege of speaking at Wesley Acres camp, where they had a missions display along one side of the auditorium, including historical pictures from Egypt. I saw my parents there in the photos from the 1920s (pictures below). I believe that God is more interested in His cause here on earth than all of us put together could ever be! Let’s pool our resources and get the job done! Amen!!! My Mom and Dad would be 119 and 121 years old if they were alive today. The prayer in our reading is “Arise O Lord!” Their generation faithfully served. Now it’s our turn to “Arise” with the Lord, and do the job that He has called us to accomplish!

Yours for reaching a needy world with His love, His provision, and His Gospel,


Some of my parents' brothers and sisters in ministry in Assiout, Egypt, in 1929 (close-up photo below).

Some of my parents’ brothers and sisters in ministry in Assiout, Egypt, in 1929 (close-up photo below).

My father Roy Mainse is the one with the Bubles in front of him, and my mother Hazel is beside him.

My father, Roy Mainse, is the one behind the Bibles and my mother, Hazel, is beside him.

11 thoughts on “Wednesday, September 13, 2017

  1. A good reminder for this time- to feed & clothe those in need. For some surprising reason, the blog did not appear in my inbox today. I just called it up on my IPhone & there it was. Have a Wonderful day all.

  2. Marvellous photo, Pastor David. What a wonderful heritage you have! And you have picked up the torch and carried it faithfully and wholeheartedly in your own country and around the world. God bless you. Meditating on your blog on Psalm 9 & 10.

  3. Amen, David. I was here for that week-end you spoke, at Wesley Acres. You were very sick following pneumonia, yet still came. Wesley Acres now has an incredible library and display with the photos above, and many others, which includes a great history of the Wesleyan and Free Methodist Churches. It is open for everyone to see. We also held our prayer meetings there before services for the eight weeks, over the summer. Wonderful memories. God’s blessings on all the saints, and holding you in special prayer, this morning, dear David and Norma-Jean.

    “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 NIV

    Since Your Love, United Pursuit, ft. Brandon Hampton

  4. I love this blog. Thank you all, everyone involved, for it. It has helped me in so many ways.
    I have one suggestion, though: could you please increase the font size? It is hard to read on a phone.
    May God bless you all as you follow our dear King Jesus, who is worthy of all our praise, devotion, and service.
    In Jesus’s forever-great name, amen

    • Rob, I have an IPhone 5 & find that if I speak to my phone (search enablement) or search for, I am able to enlarge the print & pictures with 2 fingers. I can’t do that on the blog sent to my inbox. Try that & see if your phone will comply.

  5. Joining with you in prayer and praise to the Lord Pastor David!

    So much need in the world; but our eyes are on Jesus..lifting up our heads and hearts unto the Lord, from whom our help comes.

    “I will lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, The Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip: He who watches over you will not slumber. Indeed, He who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you: The Lord is your shade at your right hand. The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from harm–He will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” Psalm 121 (NIV)
    Thank you Lord for Your Great love for us!

  6. This is Merv and Pat Jones
    Many thanks David for words from your heart and from God’s heart. I am asking you all would pray for Christian family and there kids to stand tall and put Jesus first. Could you pray for our son to help him to stand firm he is under the fire of Satan and his wife. Our prayers are with you all. Merv and Pat.

    • Heavenly Father we come to you and we come in agreement that we rebuke the devil and all his tricks: Our Lord God Jesus Christ has crushed the devil’s head; he is no more! We rebuke the devil from Merv Jones son; we pray that the Holy Spirit will enter his son’s heart and heal the brokenness; will dispel all lies; that only the WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE will be revealed and will protect this son and his life! All evil is gone!
      We thank You Lord God for this victory! We bless all those who have forgiven and all those who will forgive! Yes, Lord, forgive us our sins and we forgive those who have sinned against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for THINE IS THE KINGDOM, THE POWER AND THE GLORY FOREVER AND EVER AMEN

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