This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Devotional Bible Reading Episode #192. 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 12, 1 Chronicles 1 and 2 Corinthians 8.
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 men of E’-phra-im gathered themselves together, and went northward, and said unto Jeph’-thah, Wherefore passedst thou over to fight against the children of Am’-mon, and didst not call us to go with thee? we will burn thine house upon thee with fire.
2 And Jeph’-thah said unto them, I and my people were at great strife with the children of Am’-mon; and when I called you, ye delivered me not out of their hands.
3 And when I saw that ye delivered me not, I put my life in my hands, and passed over against the children of Am’-mon, and the Lord delivered them into my hand: wherefore then are ye come up unto me this day, to fight against me?
4 Then Jeph’-thah gathered together all the men of Gil’-e-ad, and fought with E’-phra-im: and the men of Gil’-e-ad smote E’-phra-im, because they said, Ye Gil’-e-ad-ites are fugitives of E’-phra-im among the E’-phra-im-ites, and among the Ma’-nas-sites.
5 And the Gil’-e-ad-ites took the passages of Jor’-dan before the E’-phra-im-ites: and it was so, that when those E’-phra-im-ites which were escaped said, Let me go over; that the men of Gil’-e-ad said unto him, Art thou an E’-phra-im-ite? If he said, Nay;
6 Then said they unto him, Say now Shib’-bo-leth: and he said Sib’-bo-leth: for he could not frame to pronounce it right. Then they took him, and slew him at the passages of Jor’-dan: and there fell at that time of the E’-phra-im-ites forty and two thousand.
7 And Jeph’-thah judged Israel six years. Then died Jeph’-thah the Gil’-e-ad-ite, and was buried in one of the cities of Gil’-e-ad.
8 And after him Ib’-zan of Beth’-le-hem judged Is’-ra-el.
9 And he had thirty sons, and thirty daughters, whom he sent abroad, and took in thirty daughters from abroad for his sons. And he judged Is’-ra-el seven years.
10 Then died Ib’-zan, and was buried at Beth’-le-hem.
11 And after him E’-lon, a Ze-bu’-lon-ite, judged Is’-ra-el; and he judged Is’-ra-el ten years.
12 And E’-lon the Zebulonite died, and was buried in Ai’-ja-lon in the country of Ze-bu’-lon .
13 And after him Ab’-don the son of Hil’-lel, a Pi-ra’-thon-ite, judged Is’-ra-el.
14 And he had forty sons and thirty nephews, that rode on threescore and ten ass colts: and he judged Israel eight years.
15 And Ab’-don the son of Hil’-lel the Pi-ra’-thon-ite died, and was buried in Pirathon in the land of E’-phra-im, in the mount of the Amalekites.
1 Chronicles 1
1 Ad’-am, Sheth, E’-nosh,
2 Ke’-nan, Ma-hal-a-eel, Je’-red,
3 He’-noch, Me-thu’-se-lah, La’-mech,
4 No’-ah, Shem, Ham, and Ja’-pheth.
5 The sons of Ja’-pheth; Go’-mer, and Ma’-gog, and Ma’-dai, and Ja’-van, and Tu’-bal, and Me’-shech, and Ti’-ras.
6 And the sons of Go’-mer; Ash-che’-naz, and Ri’-phath, and To-gar’-mah.
7 And the sons of Ja’-van; E-li’-shah, and Tar’-shish, Kit’-tim, and Do’-da-nim.
8 The sons of Ham; Cush, and Miz’-ra-im, Put, and Ca’-na-an.
9 And the sons of Cush; Se’-ba, and Hav’-i-lah, and Sab’-ta, and Ra’-a-mah, and Sab-te’-cha. And the sons of Ra’-a-mah; She’-ba, and De’-dan.
10 And Cush begat Nim’-rod: he began to be mighty upon the earth.
11 And Miz’-ra-im begat Lu’-dim, and An’-a-mim, and Leha’-bim, and Naph-tu’-him,
12 And Path-ru’-sim, and Cas-lu’-him, (of whom came the Phil-is-tines,) and Caph-tho-rim.
13 And Ca’-na-an begat Zi’-don his firstborn, and Heth,
14 The Jeb’-u-site also, and the Am’-o-rite, and the Gir’-gashite,
15 And the Hi’-vite, and the Ar’-kite, and the Si’-nite,
16 And the Ar’-va-dite, and the Zem’-a-rite, and the Ha’-math-ite.
17 The sons of Shem; E’-lam, and Assh’-ur, and Ar-phax’-ad, and Lud, and Ar’-am, and Uz, and Hul, and Ge’-ther, and Me’-shech.
18 And Ar-phax’-ad begat She’-lah, and She’-lah begat E’-ber.
19 And unto E’-ber were born two sons: the name of the one was Pe’-leg; because in his days the earth was divided: and his brother’s name was Jok’-tan.
20 And Jok’-tan begat Al-mo’-dad, and She’-leph, and Ha-zar-ma’-veth, and Je’-rah,
21 Ha-dor’-am also, and U’-zal, and Dik’-lah,
22 And E’-bal, and A-bim’-ael, and She’-ba,
23 And O’-phir, and Hav’-i-lah, and Jo’-bab. All these were the sons of Jok’-tan.
24 Shem, Ar-phax’-ad, She’-lah,
25 E’-ber, Pe’-leg, Reu,
26 Serug, Na’-hor, Te’-rah,
27 A’-bram; the same is A’-bra-ham.
28 The sons of A’-bra-ham; I’-saac, and Ish’-ma-el.
29 These are their generations: The firstborn of Ish’-ma-el, Ne-bai’-oth; then Ke’-dar, and Ad’-beel, and Mib’-sam,
30 Mish’-ma, and Du’-mah, Mas’-sa, Ha’-dad, and Te’-ma,
31 Je’-tur, Na’-phish, and Ke’-de-mah. These are the sons of Ish’-ma-el.
32 Now the sons of Ke-tu’- rah, A’-bra-ham’s concubine: she bare Zim’-ran, and Jok’-shan, and Me’-dan, and Mid’-i-an, and Ishbak, and Shu’-ah. And the sons of Jok’-shan; She’-ba, and De’-dan.
33 And the sons of Mid’-i-an; E’-phah, and E’-pher, and He’-noch, and A-bi’-da, and El-da’-ah. All these are the sons of Ke-tu’-rah.
34 And A’-bra-ham begat I’-saac. The sons of I’-saac; E’-sau and Is’-ra-el.
35 The sons of E’-sau; E-li’-phaz, Reu’-el, and Je’-ush, and Ja’-a-lam, and Ko’-rah.
36 The sons of E-li’-phaz; Te’-man, and O’-mar, Zephi, and Ga’-tam, Ke’-naz, and Tim’-na, and Am’-a-lek.
37 The sons of Reu’-el; Na’-hath, Ze’-rah, Sham’-mah, and Miz’-zah.
38 And the sons of Se’-ir; Lo’-tan, and Sho’-bal, and Zib’-e-on, and A’-nah, and Di’-shon, and E’-zar, and Di’-shan.
39 And the sons of Lo’-tan; Hor’-i, and Ho’-mam: and Tim’-na was Lo’-tan’s sister.
40 The sons of Sho’-bal; Al’-i-an, and Man’-a-hath, and E’-bal, She’-phi, and O’-nam. and the sons of Zib’-e-on; Ai’-ah, and A’-nah.
41 The sons of A’-nah; Di’-shon. And the sons of Di’-shon; Am’-ram, and Esh’-ban, and Ith’-ran, and Che’-ran.
42 The sons of E’-zer; Bil’-han, and Za’-van, and Ja’-kan. The sons of Di’-shan; Uz, and Ar’-an.
43 Now these are the kings that reigned in the land of E’-dom before any king reigned over the children of Is’-ra-el; Be’-la the son of Be’-or: and the name of his city was Din’-ha-bah.
44 And when Be’-la was dead, Jo’-bab the son of Ze’-rah of Boz’-rah reigned in his stead.
45 And when Jo’-bab was dead, Hu’-sham of the land of the Te’-man-ites reigned in his stead.
46 And when Hu’-sham was dead, Ha’-dad the son of Be’-dad, which smote Mid’-i-an in the field of Mo’-ab, reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was A’-vith.
47 And when Ha’-dad was dead, Sam’-lah of Mas-re’-kah reigned in his stead.
48 And when Sam’-lah was dead, Sha’-ul of Re’-ho-both by the river reigned in his stead.
49 And when Shaul was dead, Baalhanan the son of Ach’-bor reigned in his stead.
50 And when Ba’-al-ha’-nan was dead, Ha’-dad reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Pai; and his wife’s name was Me-het’-a-bel, the daughter of Ma’-tred, the daughter of Me’-za-hab.
51 Ha’-dad died also. And the dukes of E’-dom were; duke Tim’-nah, duke Al’-i-ah, duke Je’-theth,
52 Duke A-hol-i-ba’-mah, duke E’-lah, duke Pi’-non,
53 Duke Ke’-naz, duke Te’-man, duke Mib’-zar,
54 Duke Mag’-di-el, duke I’-ram. These are the dukes of E’-dom.
2 Corinthians 8
1 Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Ma’-ce-do’-ni-a;
2 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
3 For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;
4 Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
6 Insomuch that we desired Ti’-tus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.
7 Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.
8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.
9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Je’-sus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
10 And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.
11 Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have.
12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:
14 But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:
15 As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.
16 But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Ti’-tus for you.
17 For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you.
18 And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches;
19 And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind:
20 Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us:
21 Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
22 And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, upon the great confidence which I have in you.
23 Whether any do enquire of Ti’-tus, he is my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren be enquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ.
24 Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.
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.”
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God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.