Saturday, April 13, 2024


Today’s Reading: Micah 3-4

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


Bethlehem can be seen just over the first hill to the right. The metal barrier is for protection of drivers entering a tunnel that is under the ground to the right.

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


Key Verse: Micah 4:2

Many nations shall come and say,

“Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,

To the house of the God of Jacob;

He will teach us His ways,

And we shall walk in His paths.”

For out of Zion the law shall go forth,

And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.


In yesterday’s reading there is a contrast between “Do not My Words do good to him who walks uprightly” (Micah 2:7b), and the twice-repeated word, “prattle” or “incessant babble” (Micah 2:6 &11). The consistent reading of God’s Word does us GOOD! We can’t avoid taking in “prattle,” but we can keep it to a minimum.

Micah 3 gives us an example of “prattle,” those “who chant peace” (Micah 3:5). Jeremiah writes of those who “Say, ‘peace, peace’ when there is no peace” (Jeremiah 6:14b). The Apostle Paul writes, “For when they say, ‘peace and safety,’ then sudden destruction comes upon them” (read 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11). Many peace activists must not realize that their starting point is all wrong. Micah 4 makes it clear that first we must take in “the Word of the Lord” (Micah 4:2b). As a result of God’s Word in the hearts and minds of people, God will rebuke “strong nations” and “they shall beat their swords into ploughshares…” (Micah 4:3).


Lord God, through Isaiah You told me that You would keep me in perfect peace when my mind is stayed or anchored on You! I pray for discipline to be consistent in my input of Your Word into my mind every day! As a result, You will give me personal peace. I will be a peaceful place in the midst of a world in turmoil. May Your peace spread through me to others. In the Name of “the Prince of peace,” Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!!!


I’m using that mysterious thing to me called “WiFi” to write this blog. I understand it is facilitated by a satellite somewhere up above the earth. “Mabel” is the name I call the GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) person who gives voice instructions like, “Turn right in 100 metres,” etc. This is a great help in getting me to the places I want to go. God’s Word is like that. The scholars consulted by King Herod were able to pinpoint the place of the birth of the new King by reading from the Word of God (but I should wait 24 hours, as that’s in tomorrow’s reading).

Yours for hearing God through reading His Word daily!


7 thoughts on “Saturday, April 13, 2024

  1. Thank You, Lord, for Your Word. Thank You for David Mainse and all his family, and all Your other workers for consistently living as Your servants in this world. Keep on building up Your people everywhere to do Your work in this world. We need You so much, Lord!
    Have Your good way in us, in our families, and in all this world. Help all those who are hurting, Lord. Show them You are there for them, I ask in the Name of Jesus Christ the Lord, amen

      • Amen to Rob and Doreen’s prayers and thoughts.
        I am thankful for this 100 Words Site, the wisdom and teachings that I learn so much from; I am thankful for David Mainse, Family and Bloggers.

  2. Joining you all in thanksgiving to our dear Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ…and also to the Mainse family who keeps this blog going! Very grateful to all!! God bles you all!

  3. I pray for the ”peace of Jerusalem” and for the ‘peace,prosperity and protection of all of Israel’.I know you will protect Your holy people lord because You do not lie,it’s just that

    The Mountains Of The Lord

    His mountains shall be above all mountains,
    His house above Zion’s hills shall rest,
    For this is the pool of the golden fountain,
    His people,the chosen few and best.

    The rivers will flow to the shores of Zion,
    For the world will soon know this King,
    The proven Master we could rely on,
    The Shepherd worthy above everything.

    His exalted name will be widely praised,
    When He returns to vanquish the beast,
    And everywhere voices will be raised
    In celebration with His banquet feast.

    Let fair warning go throughout the land
    He will return with shield and sword
    And as Satan shall take his last stand,
    My Friend shall show that He is Lord.
    G W (Bill)Marshall /Nov 9,2012
    Ap 13,2020:I wrote this poem almost a
    year before I began reading the bible in
    Sept,2013 in Biblegateway via
    “100 Words” and only now do these
    words jump out at me from Micah 4:1
    ” In the last days
    the mountain of the Lord’s temple will
    be established as the highest of the mountains;
    it will be exalted above the hills,
    and ”’peoples”’ will stream to it. “(Triple quotes
    added by me.)
    In fairness,it is very possible I heard them in
    church or on TV but I was not conscious
    of them.

  4. I’m quite sure that the current war is not the Psalm 83 War (That many confuse with Harmageddon ).For one thing,the nations of northen Africa will be aligned with the devil.Turkey is gaining much power but is still in NATO, yadda,yadda, yadda. Russia will probably have to rearm too.The US may be greatly reduced due to natural disaster,civil war,disease or all of the above,only God knows.The point is:the wars will get progressively worse leading up to Harmageddon and the world will already be ravaged by disease,famine and drought.
    May God bless;NIV

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