Monday, June 26, 2023


Today’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 11-12

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


During his years of ministrey in Assiut Egypt, my father, Roy Lake Mainse, wrote out the words of a favourite hymn that he lived by that was written by J. B. Coats. This piece of paper was kept inside the cover of his Bible. He wrote the first part as a constant reminder of the importance of God’s Word and the second part heralds the importance of truth (click on the photo to enlarge for easier reading).


Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 12:14

And he did evil, because he did not prepare his heart to seek the Lord.


There is always a cause for any effect! King Rehoboam would listen to the voice of the Lord and Judah would prosper. But when prosperity and success were granted, he would forsake God’s laws, and very shortly afterward they were in trouble again. It’s not that God moved away; it was the king and other leaders who moved away from God.

The prophet reminded Rehoboam of his sinfulness and again the king and priests humbled themselves before God. Therefore, they escaped destruction. Like Rehoboam, we will inevitably get into trouble when we fail to seek God. When we begin to do our own thing and not God’s, trouble is not far behind! Let us return daily to the Lord, so that the enemy will not prevail.

As our key verse reminds us to prepare our hearts to seek the Lord, so does this daily blog. Let’s stick together on this journey. Please be reminded that anyone can start at any time, and in two years we’ll complete the entire Bible. Amen! Amen! Amen!


Lord, by Your Holy Spirit, who lives in every believer in Jesus as Saviour and Lord, keep me in a daily, living relationship with You. Thank You for this fresh Bread to eat every day. In Jesus’ name I praise and worship You! Amen!!!


Besides the words written in the photo above, I also found written inside the front cover of my Dad’s old Bible these words: “Sin will keep you from this Book, and this Book will keep you from sin!” The Apostle Paul wrote about the fact that the Word cleanses us and washes us with the “Water of the Word.” Why do we need this cleansing? To produce “A glorious Church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing.” We are to be “Holy and without blemish.” The daily washing of the Word will accomplish this goal! (Ephesians 5:26-27).

I grasped the concept of this kind of constant cleansing in my late teens. It was from a sermon my Dad preached on 1 John 1:5-10.

Yours for consistency in being washed by the Word of God,


12 thoughts on “Monday, June 26, 2023

  1. Always and ever surprised by God’s infinite wisdom, so often expressed by His people. Thank You, Father, for Your goodness every single day. You hear the cries of Your people – show Your power and presence, Lord, we ask in Jesus’ great name, amen

    And, from Michael Youssef today:

    “… Christ is coming for us, and it won’t be long. Until then, we are to “keep watch”—advancing His Kingdom in every way we can. Are you ready to meet Him?

    Prayer: King of kings, You are the just judge—perfectly qualified as the infinitely wise, all-knowing Creator. I rejoice that I am Yours—safe from condemnation because You have given me Your righteousness. You are my fortress. May I share Your love and compassion with those around me before it’s too late. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

    “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End” (Revelation 22:12-13). “

  2. Amen
    Please continue to stand with me in prayer for my son, that the Lord be with him and protect him, bring him back to the family

    • Praying for your son – God knows and understands him. Father, in Jesus Name, take over. We claim Your promise that You will pour out Your Spirit on our sons and daughters in these last days. Thank You Lord. Amen

  3. HJR: I am definitely praying for your dear son.
    Lord Jesus, I am coming before your throne of Grace. asking that you would speak into the heart of this dear son of HJR. I know that you are able to do over and above what we ask of you. please have mercy on him . I pray this in your precious Name Amen.

  4. Amen to all the prayer for your son HJR.
    Read the blog everyday and pray with you all
    How is Beverlee!!!! Miss her!!!

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