This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Devotional Bible Reading Episode #40. 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 Exodus 7 & Exodus 8 and Hebrews 8.
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 the Lord said unto Mo’-ses, See, I have made thee a god to Phar’-aoh: and Aa’-ron thy brother shall be thy prophet.
2 Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aa’-ron thy brother shall speak unto Phar’-aoh, that he send the children of Is’-ra-el out of his land.
3 And I will harden Phar’-aoh’s heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of E’-gypt.
4 But Phar’-aoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand upon E’-gypt, and bring forth mine armies, and my people the children of Is’-ra-el, out of the land of E’-gypt by great judgments.
5 And the E’-gyp-tians shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch forth mine hand upon E’-gypt, and bring out the children of Is’-ra-el from among them.
6 And Mo’-ses and Aa’-ron did as the Lord commanded them, so did they.
7 And Mo’-ses was fourscore years old, and Aa’-ron fourscore and three years old, when they spake unto Phar’-aoh.
8 And the Lord spake unto Mo’-ses and unto Aa’-ron, saying,
9 When Phar’-aoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aa’-ron, Take thy rod, and cast it before Phar’-aoh, and it shall become a serpent.
10 And Mo’-ses and Aa’-ron went in unto Phar’-aoh, and they did so as the Lord had commanded: and Aa’-ron cast down his rod before Phar’-aoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.
11 Then Phar’-aoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of E’-gypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.
12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aa’-ron’s rod swallowed up their rods.
13 And he hardened Phar’-aoh’s heart, that he hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had said.
14 And the Lord said unto Mo’-ses, Phar’-aoh’s heart is hardened, he refuseth to let the people go.
15 Get thee unto Phar’-aoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out unto the water; and thou shalt stand by the river’s brink against he come; and the rod which was turned to a serpent shalt thou take in thine hand.
16 And thou shalt say unto him, The Lord God of the He’-brews hath sent me unto thee, saying, Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness: and, behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear.
17 Thus saith the Lord, In this thou shalt know that I am the Lord: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood.
18 And the fish that is in the river shall die, and the river shall stink; and the E’-gyp-tians shall lothe to drink of the water of the river.
19 And the Lord spake unto Mo’-ses, Say unto Aa’-ron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of E’-gypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of E’-gypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone.
20 And Mo’-ses and Aa’-ron did so, as the Lord commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Phar’-aoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.
21 And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the E’-gyp-tians could not drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of E’-gypt.
22 And the magicians of E’-gypt did so with their enchantments: and Phar’-aoh’s heart was hardened, neither did he hearken unto them; as the Lord had said.
23 And Phar’-aoh turned and went into his house, neither did he set his heart to this also.
24 And all the E’-gyp-tians digged round about the river for water to drink; for they could not drink of the water of the river.
25 And seven days were fulfilled, after that the Lord had smitten the river.
1 And the Lord spake unto Mo’-ses, Go unto Phar’-aoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
2 And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs:
3 And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy bedchamber, and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thine ovens, and into thy kneadingtroughs:
4 And the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy people, and upon all thy servants.
5 And the Lord spake unto Mo’-ses, Say unto Aa’-ron, Stretch forth thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of E’-gypt.
6 And Aa’-ron stretched out his hand over the waters of E’-gypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of E’-gypt.
7 And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of E’-gypt.
8 Then Phar’-aoh called for Mo’-ses and Aa’-ron, and said, Intreat the Lord, that he may take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may do sacrifice unto the Lord.
9 And Mo’-ses said unto Phar’-aoh , Glory over me: when shall I intreat for thee, and for thy servants, and for thy people, to destroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, that they may remain in the river only?
10 And he said, To morrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word: that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the Lord our God.
11 And the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thy houses, and from thy servants, and from thy people; they shall remain in the river only.
12 And Mo’-ses and Aa’-ron went out from Phar’-aoh: and Mo’-ses cried unto the Lord because of the frogs which he had brought against Phar’-aoh.
13 And the Lord did according to the word of Mo’-ses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages, and out of the fields.
14 And they gathered them together upon heaps: and the land stank.
15 But when Phar’-aoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had said.
16 And the Lord said unto Mo’-ses, Say unto Aa’-ron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of E’-gypt.
17 And they did so; for Aa’-ron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of E’-gypt.
18 And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon man, and upon beast.
19 Then the magicians said unto Phar’-aoh, This is the finger of God: and Phar’-aoh’s heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had said.
20 And the Lord said unto Mo’-ses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Phar’-aoh; lo, he cometh forth to the water; and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
21 Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thy houses: and the houses of the E’-gyp-tians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are.
22 And I will sever in that day the land of Go’-shen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am the Lord in the midst of the earth.
23 And I will put a division between my people and thy people: to morrow shall this sign be.
24 And the Lord did so; and there came a grievous swarm of flies into the house of Phar’-aoh, and into his servants’ houses, and into all the land of E’-gypt: the land was corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies.
25 And Phar’-aoh called for Mo’-ses and for Aa’-ron, and said, Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land.
26 And Mo’-ses said, It is not meet so to do; for we shall sacrifice the abomination of the E’-gyp-tians to the Lord our God: lo, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the E’-gyp-tians before their eyes, and will they not stone us?
27 We will go three days’ journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to the Lord our God, as he shall command us.
28 And Phar’-aoh said, I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice to the Lord your God in the wilderness; only ye shall not go very far away: intreat for me.
29 And Mo’-ses said, Behold, I go out from thee, and I will intreat the Lord that the swarms of flies may depart from Phar’-aoh, from his servants, and from his people, to morrow: but let not Phar’-aoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the Lord.
30 And Mo’-ses went out from Phar’-aoh, and intreated the Lord.
31 And the Lord did according to the word of Mo’-ses; and he removed the swarms of flies from Phar’-aoh, from his servants, and from his people; there remained not one.
32 And Phar’-aoh hardened his heart at this time also, neither would he let the people go.
1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;
2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.
3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer.
4 For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:
5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Mo’-ses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.
6 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.
8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Is’-ra-el and with the house of Ju’-dah:
9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of E’-gypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Is’-ra-el after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
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.