Wednesday, September 13, 2023


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 few 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.

12 thoughts on “Wednesday, September 13, 2023

  1. Arise oh Lord!

    Thank you that you hear our cries and come to our aid.
    Be merciful to us! Take up our “cases” and defend us against our enemies. You are the righteous judged.

    May the nations recognize Your Sovereignty and turn to you.

  2. For What I Owed

    Father,in my heart I feel your touch,
    So let me place a smile upon your face,
    For I know that it’s not much,
    In return for Your loving grace.

    You’ve always walked silently by me,
    I thought always that I must be alone,
    For unanswered went my plea
    Till you removed my anchor stone.

    Then one day as I searched you found me
    And new light entered in my lonely heart,
    Where for years I was not free
    Until you tore my chains apart.

    Now I have a debt that’s never owed,
    And a payment that can never be paid,
    But in my heart Your love showed
    There was no debt before me laid.
    G W(Bill) Marshall /28 June, 2014

  3. Thank You, Father, for the Psalms. We need You so. May we be, as David said, effective in doing the work You have given us. Please strengthen and guide all Your people today. Give the judges wisdom to see and courage to do the right things. Be glorified, Lord, in all the Earth, in Jesus’s great name, amen

    “Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name” (Psalm 119:132).

  4. Love the old photos on today’s study. I’m a photographer and worked for two newspapers in years gone by. Miss the people and stories needed but most of all the photography. A pic does seem to be worth a thousand words.
    Praise the Lord u found your meds Doreen. 🙏.
    Blessings on you Doreen as well as all saints this and every day.

  5. Doreen: So happy that the Lord answered your prayer so quickly. He is an amazing God who loves those who trust in Him. He will be with you as you move into your home.❤️❤️

  6. Praise the Lord Doreen that He showed you uour meds. Continuing to pray for you as you as you make this big move, remember always He is there with you
    Praying for all the bloggers that have requested prayers for themselves or others. Such an awesome God that can take care of us wherever we are located. Requesting.continued prayer for my son and family.

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