This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Devotional Bible Reading Episode #10. 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 13 & 14 and Mark 10.
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 And A’-bram went up out of E’-gypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.
2 And A’-bram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Beth’-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth’-el and Ha’-i;
4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had make there at the first: and there A’-bram called on the name of the Lord.
5 And Lot also, which went with A’-bram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.
6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.
7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of A’-bram’s cattle and the herdmen of Lot’s cattle: and the Ca-na-an-ite and the Pe-riz’-zite dwelled then in the land.
8 And A’-bram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.
9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jor’-dan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sod’-om and Go-mor’-rah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of E’-gypt, as thou comest unto Zo’-ar.
11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jor’-dan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.
12 A’-bram dwelled in the land of Ca-na-an, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sod’-om.
13 But the men of Sod’-om were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.
14 And the Lord said unto A’-bram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.
17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
18 Then A’-bram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mam’-re, which is in He’-bron, and built there an altar unto the Lord.
1 And it came to pass in the days of Am-ra-phel king of Shi’-nar, Ar’-i-och king of El-la’-sar, Ched-or-la-o’-mer king of E’-lam, and Ti-dal king of nations;
2 That these made war with Be’-ra king of Sod’-om, and with Bir’-sha king of Go-mor’-rah, Shi’-nab king of Ad’-mah, and Shem-e’-ber king of Ze-boi’-im, and the king of Be’-la, which is Zo’-ar.
3 All these were joined together in the vale of Sid’-dim, which is the salt sea.
4 Twelve years they served Ched-or-la-o’-mer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
5 And in the fourteenth year came Ched-or-la-o’-mer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Reph’-a-ims in Ash’- te-roth Kar-na’-im, and the Zu’- zims in Ham, and the E’mims in Sha’-veh Kir-i-a-tha’-im,
6 And the Hor’-ites in their mount Se’-ir, unto El-par’-an, which is by the wilderness.
7 And they returned, and came to En-mish’-pat, which is Ka’- desh, and smote all the country of the A-mal’-ek-ites, and also the Am’-o-rites, that dwelt in Haz’-e-zon-ta’-mar.
8 And there went out the king of Sod’-om, and the king of Go-mor’-rah, and the king of Ad’-mah, and the king of Ze-boi’-im, and the king of Be’-la (the same is Zo’-ar;) and they joined battle with them in the vale of Sid’-dim;
9 With Ched-or-la-o’-mer the king of E’-lam, and with Ti-dal king of nations, and Am-ra-phel king of Shi’-nar, and Ar’-i-och king of El-la’-sar; four kings with five.
10 And the vale of Sid’-dim was full of slimepits; and the kings of Sod’-om and Go-mor’-rah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain.
11 And they took all the goods of Sod’-om and Go-mor’-rah, and all their victuals, and went their way.
12 And they took Lot, A’-bram’s brother’s son, who dwelt in Sod’-om, and his goods, and departed.
13 And there came one that had escaped, and told A’-bram the He’-brew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mam’-re the Am-o-rite, brother of Esh’-col, and brother of A’-ner: and these were confederate with A’-bram.
14 And when A’-bram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.
15 And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Ho’-bah, which is on the left hand of Da-mas’-cus.
16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.
17 And the king of Sod’-om went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Ched-or-la-o’-mer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Sha’-veh, which is the king’s dale.
18 And Mel-chiz’-ed-ek king of Sa’-lem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.
19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be A’-bram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
21 And the king of Sod’-om said unto A’-bram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.
22 And A’-bram said to the king of Sod’-om, I have lift up mine hand unto the Lord, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,
23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made A’-bram rich:
24 Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, A’-ner, Esh’-col, and Mam’-re; let them take their portion.
1 And he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of Ju-dae’-a by the farther side of Jor’-dan: and the people resort unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again.
2 And the Phar’-i-sees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.
3 And he answered and said unto them, What did Mo’-ses command you?
4 And they said, Mo’-ses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.
5 And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.
6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
10 And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter.
11 And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.
12 And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.
14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
16 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.
19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.
20 And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.
21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
22 And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.
23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?
27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
28 Then Pe’-ter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.
29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s,
30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
31 But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.
32 And they were in the way going up to Je-ru’-sa-lem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him,
33 Saying, Behold, we go up to Je-ru’-sa-lem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gen’-tiles:
34 And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.
35 And James and John, the sons of Zeb’-e-dee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire.
36 And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you?
37 They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.
38 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?
39 And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized:
40 But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.
41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John.
42 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gen’-tiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.
43 But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.
45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
46 And they came to Jer-i-cho: and as he went out of Jer-i-cho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bar-ti-mae’-us, the son of Ti-mae’-us, sat by the highway side begging.
47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Naz’-a-reth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of Da’-vid, have mercy on me.
48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son of Da’-vid, have mercy on me.
49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.
50 And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.
51 And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.
52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
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.