PODCAST: Whyte House Daily Devotional Bible Reading Episode #89: Numbers 3, Psalm 122, and Acts 15 (with Daniel Whyte III)

This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Devotional Bible Reading Episode #89. 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 Numbers 3, Psalm 122 and Acts 15.

Charles Spurgeon said, “If you wish to know God, you must know His Word. If you wish to perceive His power, you must see how He works by His Word. If you wish to know His purpose before it comes to pass, you can only discover it by His Word.”

Lee Roberson said, “If you are a child of God, know that every promise in the Bible is yours. The Bible is a gold mine, waiting for someone to take out its riches.”

Numbers 3
1 These also are the generations of Aa’-ron and Mo’-ses in the day that the Lord spake with Mo’-ses in mount Si’-nai.

2 And these are the names of the sons of Aa’-ron; Na’-dab the firstborn, and A-bi’-hu, El-e-a’-zar, and Ith’-a-mar

3 These are the names of the sons of Aa’-ron, the priests which were anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in the priest’s office.

4 And Nadab and Abihu died before the Lord, when they offered strange fire before the Lord, in the wilderness of Si’-nai, and they had no children: and El-e-a’-zar and Ith’-a-mar ministered in the priest’s office in the sight of Aa’-ron their father.

5 And the Lord spake unto Mo’-ses, saying,

6 Bring the tribe of Le’-vi near, and present them before Aa’-ron the priest, that they may minister unto him.

7 And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation before the tabernacle of the congregation, to do the service of the tabernacle.

8 And they shall keep all the instruments of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the children of Is’-ra-el, to do the service of the tabernacle.

9 And thou shalt give the Le’-vites unto Aa’-ron and to his sons: they are wholly given unto him out of the children of Is’-ra-el.

10 And thou shalt appoint Aa’-ron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest’s office: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

11 And the Lord spake unto Mo’-ses, saying,

12 And I, behold, I have taken the Le’-vites from among the children of Is’-ra-el instead of all the firstborn that openeth the matrix among the children of Is’-ra-el: therefore the Le’-vites shall be mine;

13 Because all the firstborn are mine; for on the day that I smote all the firstborn in the land of E’-gypt I hallowed unto me all the firstborn in Is’-ra-el, both man and beast: mine shall they be: I am the Lord.

14 And the Lord spake unto Mo’-ses in the wilderness of Si’-nai, saying,

15 Number the children of Le’-vi after the house of their fathers, by their families: every male from a month old and upward shalt thou number them.

16 And Mo’-ses numbered them according to the word of the Lord, as he was commanded.

17 And these were the sons of Le’-vi by their names; Ger’-shon, and Ko’-hath, and Me-rar’-i.

18 And these are the names of the sons of Ger’-shon by their families; Lib’-ni, and Shi’-me-i.

19 And the sons of Ko’-hath by their families; Am’-ram, and Izehar, He’-bron, and Uz’-zi-el.

20 And the sons of Me-rar’-i by their families; Mah’-li, and Mu’-shi. These are the families of the Le’-vites according to the house of their fathers.

21 Of Ger’-shon was the family of the Lib’-nites, and the family of the Shi’-mites: these are the families of the Ger’-shon-ites.

22 Those that were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, even those that were numbered of them were seven thousand and five hundred.

23 The families of the Ger’-shon-ites shall pitch behind the tabernacle westward.

24 And the chief of the house of the father of the Ger’-shon-ites shall be E-li’-a-saph the son of La’-el.

25 And the charge of the sons of Ger’-shon in the tabernacle of the congregation shall be the tabernacle, and the tent, the covering thereof, and the hanging for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,

26 And the hangings of the court, and the curtain for the door of the court, which is by the tabernacle, and by the altar round about, and the cords of it for all the service thereof.

27 And of Ko’-hath was the family of the Am’-ram-ites, and the family of the I’-ze-har-ites, and the family of the He’-bron-ites, and the family of the Uzzi-e-lites: these are the families of the Ko’-hath-ites.

28 In the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, were eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary.

29 The families of the sons of Ko’-hath shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle southward.

30 And the chief of the house of the father of the families of the Ko’-hath-ites shall be E-li-za’-phan the son of Uz’-zi-el.

31 And their charge shall be the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith they minister, and the hanging, and all the service thereof.

32 And El-e-a’-zar the son of Aa’-ron the priest shall be chief over the chief of the Le’-vites, and have the oversight of them that keep the charge of the sanctuary.

33 Of Me-rar’-i was the family of the Mah’-lites, and the family of the Mu’-shites: these are the families of Me-rar’-i.

34 And those that were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, were six thousand and two hundred.

35 And the chief of the house of the father of the families of Me-rar’-i was Zu’-ri-el the son of Abihail: these shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle northward.

36 And under the custody and charge of the sons of Me-rar’-i shall be the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and the sockets thereof, and all the vessels thereof, and all that serveth thereto,

37 And the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords.

38 But those that encamp before the tabernacle toward the east, even before the tabernacle of the congregation eastward, shall be Mo’-ses, and Aa’-ron and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of the children of Is’-ra-el; and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

39 All that were numbered of the Le’-vites, which Mo’-ses and Aa’-ron numbered at the commandment of the Lord, throughout their families, all the males from a month old and upward, were twenty and two thousand.

40 And the Lord said unto Mo’-ses, Number all the firstborn of the males of the children of Is’-ra-el from a month old and upward, and take the number of their names.

41 And thou shalt take the Le’-vites for me (I am the Lord) instead of all the firstborn among the children of Is’-ra-el; and the cattle of the Le’-vites instead of all the firstlings among the cattle of the children of Is’-ra-el.

42 And Mo’-ses numbered, as the Lord commanded him, all the firstborn among the children of Is’-ra-el.

43 And all the firstborn males by the number of names, from a month old and upward, of those that were numbered of them, were twenty and two thousand two hundred and threescore and thirteen.

44 And the Lord spake unto Mo’-ses, saying,

45 Take the Le’-vites instead of all the firstborn among the children of Is’-ra-el, and the cattle of the Le’-vites instead of their cattle; and the Le’-vites shall be mine: I am the Lord.

46 And for those that are to be redeemed of the two hundred and threescore and thirteen of the firstborn of the children of Is’-ra-el, which are more than the Le’-vites;

47 Thou shalt even take five she’-kels apiece by the poll, after the she’-kel of the sanctuary shalt thou take them: (the she’-kel is twenty ge’-rahs:)

48 And thou shalt give the money, wherewith the odd number of them is to be redeemed, unto Aa’-ron and to his sons.

49 And Mo’-ses took the redemption money of them that were over and above them that were redeemed by the Le’-vites:

50 Of the firstborn of the children of Is’-ra-el took he the money; a thousand three hundred and threescore and five she’-kels, after the she’-kel of the sanctuary:

51 And Mo’-ses gave the money of them that were redeemed unto Aa’-ron and to his sons, according to the word of the Lord, as the Lord commanded Mo’-ses.

Psalm 122
A Song of degrees of Da’-vid.
1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.

2 Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Je-ru’-sa-lem.

3 Je-ru’-sa-lem is builded as a city that is compact together:

4 Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, unto the testimony of Is’-ra-el, to give thanks unto the name of the Lord.

5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of Da’-vid.

6 Pray for the peace of Je-ru’-sa-lem: they shall prosper that love thee.

7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.

8 For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.

9 Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek thy good.

Acts 15
1 And certain men which came down from Ju’-dae-a taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Mo’-ses, ye cannot be saved.

2 When therefore Paul and Bar’-na-bas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Bar’-na-bas, and certain other of them, should go up to Je-ru’-sa-lem unto the apostles and elders about this question.

3 And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phe-ni’-ce and Sa-mar’-i-a, declaring the conversion of the Gen’-tiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.

4 And when they were come to Je-ru’-sa-lem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.

5 But there rose up certain of the sect of the Phar’-i-sees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Mo’-ses.

6 And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.

7 And when there had been much disputing, Pe’-ter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gen’-tiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.

8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;

9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Je’-sus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

12 Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Bar’-na-bas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gen’-tiles by them.

13 And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me:

14 Sim’-e-on hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gen’-tiles, to take out of them a people for his name.

15 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,

16 After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of Da’-vid, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:

17 That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gen’-tiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.

18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gen’-tiles are turned to God:

20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.

21 For Mo’-ses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

22 Then pleased it the apostles and elders with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to An’-ti-och with Paul and Bar’-na-bas; namely, Ju’-das surnamed Bar’-sa-bas and Si’-las, chief men among the brethren:

23 And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gen’-tiles in An’-ti-och and Syr’-i-a and Ci-lic’-i-a.

24 Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment:

25 It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Bar’-na-bas and Paul,

26 Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Je’-sus Christ.

27 We have sent therefore Ju’-das and Si’-las, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth.

28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;

29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

30 So when they were dismissed, they came to An’-ti-och: and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle:

31 Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.

32 And Ju’-das and Si’-las, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.

33 And after they had tarried there a space, they were let go in peace from the brethren unto the apostles.

34 Notwithstanding it pleased Si’-las to abide there still.

35 Paul also and Bar’-na-bas continued in An’-ti-och, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.

36 And some days after Paul said unto Bar’-na-bas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do.

37 And Bar’-na-bas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark.

38 But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pam-phyl’-i-a, and went not with them to the work.

39 And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Bar’-na-bas took Mark, and sailed unto Cy’-prus;

40 And Paul chose Si’-las, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.

41 And he went through Syr’-i-a and Ci-lic’-i-a, confirming the churches.

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PRAY
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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 dw3@gospellightsociety.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.