This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Devotional Bible Reading Episode #35. 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 50, Exodus 1 & Hebrews 3.
Augustine of Hippo said, “The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home.”
N. T. Wright said, “The Bible is the book of my life. It’s the book I live with, the book I live by, the book I want to die by.”
1 And Jo’-seph fell upon his father’s face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.
2 And Jo’-seph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Is’-ra-el.
3 And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the E-gyp’-tians mourned for him threescore and ten days.
4 And when the days of his mourning were past, Jo’-seph spake unto the house of Phar’-aoh, saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Phar’-aoh, saying,
5 My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Ca’-na-an, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again.
6 And Phar’-aoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear.
7 And Jo’-seph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all the servants of Phar’-aoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of E’-gypt,
8 And all the house of Jo’-seph, and his brethren, and his father’s house: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Go’-shen.
9 And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very great company.
10 And they came to the threshingfloor of A’-tad, which is beyond Jor’-dan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days.
11 And when the inhabitants of the land, the Ca’-na-an-ites, saw the mourning in the floor of A’-tad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to the E-gyp’-tians: wherefore the name of it was called A’-bel-miz’-ra-im, which is beyond Jor’-dan.
12 And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:
13 For his sons carried him into the land of Ca’-na-an, and buried him in the cave of the field of Mach-pe’-lah, which A’-bra-ham bought with the field for a possession of a buryingplace of E’-phron the Hit’-tite, before Mam’-re.
14 And Jo’-seph returned into E’-gypt, he, and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.
15 And when Jo’-seph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Jo’-seph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.
16 And they sent a messenger unto Jo’-seph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,
17 So shall ye say unto Jo’-seph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Jo’-seph wept when they spake unto him.
18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.
19 And Jo’-seph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?
20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.
22 And Jo’-seph dwelt in E’-gypt, he, and his father’s house: and Jo’-seph lived an hundred and ten years.
23 And Jo’-seph saw E’-phra-im’s children of the third generation: the children also of Ma’-chir the son of Ma-nas’-seh were brought up upon Jo’-seph’s knees.
24 And Jo’-seph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to A’-bra-ham, to I’-saac, and to Ja’-cob.
25 And Jo’-seph took an oath of the children of Is’-ra-el, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.
26 So Jo’-seph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in E’-gypt.
1 Now these are the names of the children of Is’-ra-el, which came into E’-gypt; every man and his household came with Ja’-cob.
2 Reu’-ben, Sim’-e-on, Le’-vi, and Ju’-dah,
3 Is’-sa-char, Ze-bu’-lun, and Ben’-ja-min,
4 Dan, and Naph’-ta-li, Gad, and Ash’-er.
5 And all the souls that came out of the loins of Ja’-cob were seventy souls: for Jo’-seph was in E’-gypt already.
6 And Jo’-seph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation.
7 And the children of Is’-ra-el were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.
8 Now there arose up a new king over E’-gypt, which knew not Jo’-seph.
9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Is’-ra-el are more and mightier than we:
10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.
11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Phar’-aoh treasure cities, Pi’-thom and Ra-am’-ses.
12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Is’-ra-el.
13 And the E-gyp’-tians made the children of Is’-ra-el to serve with rigour:
14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.
15 And the king of E’-gypt spake to the He-brew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiph’-rah, and the name of the other Pu’-ah:
16 And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the He-brew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.
17 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of E’-gypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.
18 And the king of E’-gypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive?
19 And the midwives said unto Phar’-aoh, Because the He-brew women are not as the E-gyp’-tian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.
20 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
21 And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.
22 And Phar’-aoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.
1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Je’-sus;
2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Mo’-ses was faithful in all his house.
3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Mo’-ses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.
4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.
5 And Mo’-ses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;
6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,
8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.
10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of E’-gypt by Mo’-ses.
17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?
18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
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 email@example.com 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.