This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Devotional Bible Reading Episode #16. 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 22 & 23 and Mark 16.
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 it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt A’-bra-ham, and said unto him, A’-bra-ham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son I’-saac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Mo-riah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
3 And A’-bra-ham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and I’-saac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.
4 Then on the third day A’-bra-ham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
5 And A’-bra-ham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
6 And A’-bra-ham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon I’-saac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.
7 And I’-saac spake unto A’-bra-ham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
8 And A’-bra-ham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and A’-bra-ham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound I’-saac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.
10 And A’-bra-ham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
11 And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, A’-bra-ham, A’-bra-ham: and he said, Here am I.
12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
13 And A’-bra-ham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and A’-bra-ham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
14 And A’-bra-ham called the name of that place Je-ho’-vah-ji’-reh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.
15 And the angel of the Lord called unto A’-bra-ham out of heaven the second time,
16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
19 So A’-bra-ham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beer-she’-ba; and A’-bra-ham dwelt at Beer-she’-ba.
20 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told A’-bra-ham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Na’-hor;
21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Ke-mu’-el the father of Ar’-am,
22 And Ches’-ed, and Ha’-zo, and Pil-dash, and Jid’-laph, and Be-thu’-el.
23 And Be-thu’-el begat Re-bek-‘ah: these eight Mil-cah did bear to Na’-hor, A’-bra-ham’s brother.
24 And his concubine, whose name was Reu’-mah, she bare also Te’-bah, and Ga’-ham, and Tha’-hash, and Ma’-a-chah..
1 And Sar’-ah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sar’-ah.
2 And Sar’-ah died in Kir’- jath-ar’-ba; the same is He-bron in the land of Ca’-na-an: and A’-bra-ham came to mourn for Sar’-ah, and to weep for her.
3 And A’-bra-ham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,
4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
5 And the children of Heth answered A’-bra-ham, saying unto him,
6 Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.
7 And A’-bra-ham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.
8 And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to E’-phron the son of Zo-har,
9 That he may give me the cave of Mach-pe’-lah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you.
10 And E’-phron dwelt among the children of Heth: and E’-phron the Hit’-tite answered A’-bra-ham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,
11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead.
12 And A’-bra-ham bowed down himself before the people of the land.
13 And he spake unto E’-phron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there.
14 And E’-phron answered A’-bra-ham, saying unto him,
15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred she’-kels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.
16 And A’-bra-ham hearkened unto E’-phron; and A’-bra-ham weighed to E’-phron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred she’-kels of silver, current money with the merchant.
17 And the field of E’-phron which was in Mach-pe’-lah, which was before Mam’-re, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure
18 Unto A’-bra-ham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.
19 And after this, A’-bra-ham buried Sar’-ah his wife in the cave of the field of Mach-pe’-lah before Mam’-re: the same is He-bron in the land of Ca’-na-an.
20 And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto A’-bra-ham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.
1 And when the sabbath was past, Mar’-y Mag’-da-lene, and Mar’-y the mother of James, and Sa-lo’-me, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.
2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.
3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?
4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.
5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.
6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Je’-sus of Naz’-a-reth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Pe’-ter that he goeth before you into Gal’-i-lee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.
8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.
9 Now when Je’-sus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mar-y Mag’-da-lene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
10 And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.
11 And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.
12 After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.
13 And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them.
14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. A’-men.
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.