This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Devotional Bible Reading Episode #7. Where I read three chapters of the Holy Bible in the King James Version a day with my family as a part of our family devotions, to encourage you to read the Holy Bible in a year’s time. We are using a modified version of the Five Day Bible Reading Plan. It is modified because we read the Bible everyday and not just five days a week. The benefit of using the Five Day Bible Reading Plan is: you can read the entire Bible in a chronological reading plan that helps the Bible make sense. Today we are reading Genesis 10, Psalm 1, and Mark 7.
A.W. Tozer said, “The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.”
Charles Spurgeon said, “Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years.”
1 Now these are the generations of the sons of No’-ah, Shem, Ham, and Ja-pheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.
2 The sons of Ja-pheth; Go’- mer, and Ma-gog, and Ma-dai, and Ja’-van, and Tu’-bal, and Me’-shech, and Ti’-ras.
3 And the sons of Go’- mer; Ash-ke-naz, and Ri-phath,, and To-gar’-mah.
4 And the sons of Ja’-van; E-li’-shah, and Tar’-shish, Kit’- tim, and Do’-da-nim..
5 By these were the isles of the Gen’-tiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Miz’ra-im, and Phut, and Ca’-na-an.
7 And the sons of Cush; Se^ba, and Hav-i-lah, and Sab’-tah, and Ra’-a-mah, and Sab-te’-chah: and the sons of Ra’-a-mah; She’-ba, and De’-dan.
8 And Cush begat Nim’-rod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
9 He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord.
10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Ba’-bel, and Er’- ech, and Ac’-cad, and Cal’-neh, in the land of Shi’-nar
11 Out of that land went forth Assh’-ur, and builded Nm-e-veh, and the city Re’-ho-both, and Ca’-lah,
12 And Re’-sen between Nm’- e-veh and Ca’-lah: the same is a great city.
13 And Miz’-ra-im begat Lu’- dim, and An’-a-mim, and Leha’-bim, and Naph-tu’-him,
14 And Path-rii’-sim, and Caslu’-him, (out of whom came Phil-is-tim,) and Caph’-to-rim.
15 And Ca’-na-an begat SI’- don his firstborn, and Heth,,
16 And the Jeb’-u-site, and the Am’-o-rite, and the Gir’-ga-site,
17 And the Hi’-vite, and the Ar’-kite, and the Si’-nite,
18 And the Ar’-va-dite, and the Zem’-a-rite, and the Ha’-math-ite : and afterward were the families of the Ca’-na-an-ites spread abroad..
19 And the border of the Ca’- na-an-ites was from Si’-don, as thou comest to Ge’-rar, unto Ga-za; as thou goest, unto Sod’-om, and Go-mor’-rah, and Ad-mah, and Ze-bo’-im, even unto La’-sha.
20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
21 Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of E-ber, the brother of Ja-pheth the elder, even to him were children born.
22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Assh’-ur, and Ar-phax-ad, and Lud, and Ar’-am.
23 And the children of Ar’-am; Uz, and Hul, and Ge’-ther, and Mash.
24 And Ar-phax-ad begat Sa’-lah; and Sa’-lah begat E-ber.
25 And unto E-ber were born two sons: the name of one was Pe’-leg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother’s name was Jok’-tan.
26 And Jok’-tan begat Al-mo’-dad, and She’-leph, and Ha-zar-ma’-veth, and Je’-rah,
27 And Ha-dor-am, and U-zal, and Dik’-lah,
28 And O-bal, and A-bim-a-el, and She’-ba,
29 And O-phir, and Hav-i-lah, and Jo’-bab: all these were the sons of Jok’-tan.
30 And their dwelling was from Me’-sha, as thou goest unto Se’-phar a mount of the east.
31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.
32 These are the families of the sons of No’-ah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.
1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
1 Then came together unto him the Phar’-i-sees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Je-ru’-sa-lem.
2 And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault.
3 For the Phar’-i-sees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.
4 And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and of tables.
5 Then the Phar’-i-sees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?
6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath E-sai’-as prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
10 For Mo’-ses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:
11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Cor’-ban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.
12 And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;
13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
14 And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand:
15 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.
16 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
17 And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.
18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;
19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?
20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
24 And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Si’-don, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid.
25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:
26 The woman was a Greek, a Sy-ro-phe-nic’-i-an by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
27 But Je’-sus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.
28 And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs.
29 And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.
30 And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.
31 And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Si’-don, he came unto the sea of Gal’-i-lee, through the midst of the coasts of De-cap’-o-lis.
32 And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him.
33 And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;
34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Eph-pha-tha, that is, Be opened.
35 And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.
36 And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it;
37 And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
When I was a teenager I wanted to get wisdom and knowledge, so I set out the read the big family Bible that many families had in those days. But I couldn’t get past Genesis 2 before I got bored with reading the Bible. I found out later in life that you have to believe on Christ and get saved before you can understand the Bible. So here is how I became a Christian and how you can too:
First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”
Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 18:8: “Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.
Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.
God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.