This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Devotional Bible Reading Episode #184. Where I read three chapters of the Holy Bible in the King James Version each day with my family as a part of our family devotions, to encourage you to read the Holy Bible in a year’s time. Today we are reading Judges 4, Psalm 29 and 1 Corinthians 16.
Martin Luther said, “I have done nothing; the Word has done and accomplished everything…. I let the Word do its work!”
Billy Graham said, “I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right.”
1 And the children of Is’-ra-el again did evil in the sight of the Lord, when E’-hud was dead.
2 And the Lord sold them into the hand of Ja’-bin king of Ca’-na-an, that reigned in Ha’-zor; the captain of whose host was Sis’-e-ra, which dwelt in Ha-ro’-sheth of the Gen’-tiles.
3 And the children of Is’-ra-el cried unto the Lord: for he had nine hundred chariots of iron; and twenty years he mightily oppressed the children of Is’-ra-el.
4 And Deb’-o-rah, a prophetess, the wife of Lap’-i-doth, she judged Is’-ra-el at that time.
5 And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deb’-o-rah between Ra’-mah and Beth’-el in mount E’-phra-im: and the children of Is’-ra-el came up to her for judgment.
6 And she sent and called Ba’-rak the son of A-bin’-o-am out of Ke’-desh-naph’-ta-li, and said unto him, Hath not the Lord God of Is’-ra-el commanded, saying, Go and draw toward mount Ta’-bor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Naph’-ta-li and of the children of Zeb’-u-lun?
7 And I will draw unto thee to the river Ki’-shon Sis’-e-ra, the captain of Ja’-bin’s army, with his chariots and his multitude; and I will deliver him into thine hand.
8 And Ba’-rak said unto her, If thou wilt go with me, then I will go: but if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go.
9 And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding the journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honour; for the Lord shall sell Sis’-e-ra into the hand of a woman. And Deb’-o-rah arose, and went with Ba’-rak to Ke’-desh.
10 And Ba’-rak called Zeb’-u-lun and Naph’-ta-li to Ke’-desh; and he went up with ten thousand men at his feet: and Deb’-o-rah went up with him.
11 Now He’-ber the Ke’-nite, which was of the children of Ho’-bab the father in law of Mo’-ses, had severed himself from the Ke’-nites, and pitched his tent unto the plain of Za-a-na’-im, which is by Ke’-desh.
12 And they shewed Sis’-e-ra that Ba’-rak the son of A-bin’-o-am was gone up to mount Ta’-bor.
13 And Sis’-e-ra gathered together all his chariots, even nine hundred chariots of iron, and all the people that were with him, from Ha-ro’-sheth of the Gen’-tiles unto the river of Ki’-shon.
14 And Deb’-o-rah said unto Ba’-rak, Up; for this is the day in which the Lord hath delivered Sis’-e-ra into thine hand: is not the Lord gone out before thee? So Ba’-rak went down from mount Ta’-bor, and ten thousand men after him.
15 And the Lord discomfited Sis’-e-ra, and all his chariots, and all his host, with the edge of the sword before Ba’-rak; so that Sis’-e-ra lighted down off his chariot, and fled away on his feet.
16 But Ba’-rak pursued after the chariots, and after the host, unto Ha-ro’-sheth of the Gen’-tiles: and all the host of Sis’-e-ra fell upon the edge of the sword; and there was not a man left.
17 Howbeit Sis’-e-ra fled away on his feet to the tent of Ja’-el the wife of He’-ber the Ke’-nite: for there was peace between Ja’-bin the king of Ha’-zor and the house of He’-ber the Ke’-nite.
18 And Ja’-el went out to meet Sis’-e-ra, and said unto him, Turn in, my lord, turn in to me; fear not. And when he had turned in unto her into the tent, she covered him with a mantle.
19 And he said unto her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water to drink; for I am thirsty. And she opened a bottle of milk, and gave him drink, and covered him.
20 Again he said unto her, Stand in the door of the tent, and it shall be, when any man doth come and enquire of thee, and say, Is there any man here? that thou shalt say, No.
21 Then Ja’-el Heber’s wife took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the ground: for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died.
22 And, behold, as Ba’-rak pursued Sis’-e-ra, Ja’-el came out to meet him, and said unto him, Come, and I will shew thee the man whom thou seekest. And when he came into her tent, behold, Sis’-e-ra lay dead, and the nail was in his temples.
23 So God subdued on that day Ja’-bin the king of Ca’-na-an before the children of Is’-ra-el.
24 And the hand of the children of Is’-ra-el prospered, and prevailed against Ja’-bin the king of Ca’-na-an, until they had destroyed Ja’-bin king of Ca’-na-an.
A Psalm of Da’-vid
1 Give unto the Lord, O ye mighty, give unto the Lord glory and strength.
2 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the Lord is upon many waters.
4 The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
5 The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars; yea, the Lord breaketh the cedars of Leb’-a-non.
6 He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Leb’-a-non and Sir’-i-on like a young unicorn.
7 The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire.
8 The voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness; the Lord shaketh the wilderness of Ka’-desh.
9 The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.
10 The Lord sitteth upon the flood; yea, the Lord sitteth King for ever.
11 The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace.
1 Corinthians 16
1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Gal-a’-tia, even so do ye.
2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
3 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Je-ru’-sa-lem.
4 And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.
5 Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Mac-e-do’-ni-a: for I do pass through Mac-e-do’-ni-a.
6 And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go.
7 For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.
8 But I will tarry at Eph’-e-sus until Pen’-te-cost.
9 For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.
10 Now if Ti-moth’-e-us come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.
11 Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.
12 As touching our brother A-pol’-los, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time.
13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
14 Let all your things be done with charity.
15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Steph’-a-nas, that it is the firstfruits of A-chai’-a, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)
16 That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.
17 I am glad of the coming of Steph’-a-nas and For-tu-na’-tus and A-cha’-i-cus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.
18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.
19 The churches of A’-sia salute you. A-quil’-a and Pris-cil’-la salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
20 All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss.
21 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.
22 If any man love not the Lord Je’-sus Christ, let him be A-nath’-e-ma Mar-an-a’-tha.
23 The grace of our Lord Je’-sus Christ be with you.
24 My love be with you all in Christ Je’-sus. A’-men.
When I was a teenager I wanted to get wisdom and knowledge, so I set out to 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.