This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Devotional Bible Reading Episode #19. 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 26, Psalm 25 and Galatians 3.
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 there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of A’-bra-ham. And I’-saac went unto Abim’-e-lech king of the Phil’-is-tines unto Ge’-rar.
2 And the Lord appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into E-gypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:
3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto A’-bra-ham thy father;
4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
5 Because that A’-bra-ham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
6 And I’-saac dwelt in Ge’-rar:
7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Re-bek-‘ah; because she was fair to look upon.
8 And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abim’-e-lech king of the Phil’-is-tines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, I’-saac was sporting with Re-bek-‘ah his wife.
9 And Abim’-e-lech called I’-saac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife; and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And I’-saac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.
10 And Abim’-e-lech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.
11 And Abim’-e-lech charged all his people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.
12 Then I’-saac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him.
13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:
14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Phil’-is-tines envied him.
15 For all the wells which his father’s servants had digged in the days of A’-bra-ham his father, the Phil’-is-tines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.
16 And Abim’-e-lech said unto I’-saac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than we.
17 And I’-saac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Ge’-rar, and dwelt there.
18 And I’-saac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of A’-bra-ham his father; for the Phil’-is-tines had stopped them after the death of A’-bra-ham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.
19 And I’-saac’s servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.
20 And the herdmen of Ge’-rar did strive with I’-saac’s herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well E-sek; because they strove with him.
21 And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sit’-nah.
22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Re’-ho-both; and he said, For now the Lord hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.
23 And he went up from thence to Beer-she’-ba.
24 And the Lord appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of A’-bra-ham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant A’-bra-ham’s sake.
25 And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the Lord, and pitched his tent there: and there I’-saac’s servants digged a well.
26 Then Abim’-e-lech went to him from Ge’-rar, and A-huz’-zath one of his friends, and Phi’-chol the chief captain of his army.
27 And I’-saac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away from you?
28 And they said, We saw certainly that the Lord was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee;
29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed of the Lord.
30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.
31 And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to another: and I’-saac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.
32 And it came to pass the same day, that I’-saac’s servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water.
33 And he called it She’-bah: therefore the name of the city is Beer-she’-ba unto this day.
34 And E-sau was forty years old when he took to wife Ju’-dith the daughter of Beer-i the Hit’-tite, and Bash’-e-math the daughter of E’-lon the Hit’-tite:
35 Which were a grief of mind unto I’-saac and to Re-bek-‘ah.
A Psalm of Da’-vid.
1 Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.
3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.
4 Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.
5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
6 Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old.
7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness’ sake, O Lord.
8 Good and upright is the Lord: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.
9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
10 All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
11 For thy name’s sake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.
12 What man is he that feareth the Lord? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.
13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.
14 The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
15 Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.
16 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted.
17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses.
18 Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.
19 Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.
20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.
21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.
22 Redeem Is’-ra-el, O God, out of all his troubles.
1 O foolish Ga-la’-tians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Je’-sus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
4 Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain.
5 He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
6 Even as A’-bra-ham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of A’-bra-ham.
8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto A’-bra-ham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful A’-bra-ham.
10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
14 That the blessing of A’-bra-ham might come on the Gen’- tiles through Je’-sus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man’s covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.
16 Now to A’-bra-ham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to A’-bra-ham by promise.
19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.
21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Je’-sus Christ might be given to them that believe.
23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Je’-sus.
27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Je’-sus.
29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye A’-bra-ham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
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.