PODCAST: Whyte House Daily Devotional Bible Reading Episode #277: 2 Kings 10, 2 Kings 11, and Job 35 with Daniel Whyte III

This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Devotional Bible Reading Episode #277. 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 2 Kings 10, 2 Kings 11, and Job 35.

R.A. Torrey said, “Do not study commentaries, lesson helps or other books about the Bible: study the Bible itself. Do not study about the Bible, study the Bible. The Bible is the Word of God, and only the Bible is the Word of God.”

Saint Augustine said, “Let us therefore yield ourselves and bow to the authority of the Holy Scriptures, which can neither err nor deceive.”

2 Kings 10
1 And A’-hab had seventy sons in Sa-mar’-i-a. And Je’-hu wrote letters, and sent to Sa-mar’-i-a, unto the rulers of Jez’-reel, to the elders, and to them that brought up A’-hab’s children, saying,

2 Now as soon as this letter cometh to you, seeing your master’s sons are with you, and there are with you chariots and horses, a fenced city also, and armour;

3 Look even out the best and meetest of your master’s sons, and set him on his father’s throne, and fight for your master’s house.

4 But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, Behold, two kings stood not before him: how then shall we stand?

5 And he that was over the house, and he that was over the city, the elders also, and the bringers up of the children, sent to Je’-hu, saying, We are thy servants, and will do all that thou shalt bid us; we will not make any king: do thou that which is good in thine eyes.

6 Then he wrote a letter the second time to them, saying, If ye be mine, and if ye will hearken unto my voice, take ye the heads of the men your master’s sons, and come to me to Jez’-reel by to morrow this time. Now the king’s sons, being seventy persons, were with the great men of the city, which brought them up.

7 And it came to pass, when the letter came to them, that they took the king’s sons, and slew seventy persons, and put their heads in baskets, and sent him them to Jez’-reel.

8 And there came a messenger, and told him, saying, They have brought the heads of the king’s sons. And he said, Lay ye them in two heaps at the entering in of the gate until the morning.

9 And it came to pass in the morning, that he went out, and stood, and said to all the people, Ye be righteous: behold, I conspired against my master, and slew him: but who slew all these?

10 Know now that there shall fall unto the earth nothing of the word of the Lord, which the Lord spake concerning the house of A’-hab: for the Lord hath done that which he spake by his servant E-Ii’-jah.

11 So Je’-hu slew all that remained of the house of A’-hab in Jez’-reel, and all his great men, and his kinsfolks, and his priests, until he left him none remaining.

12 And he arose and departed, and came to Sa-mar’-i-a. And as he was at the shearing house in the way,

13 Je’-hu met with the brethren of A-ha-zi’-ah king of Ju’-dah, and said, Who are ye? And they answered, We are the brethren of A-ha-zi’-ah; and we go down to salute the children of the king and the children of the queen.

14 And he said, Take them alive. And they took them alive, and slew them at the pit of the shearing house, even two and forty men; neither left he any of them.

15 And when he was departed thence, he lighted on Je-hon’-a-dab the son of Re’-chab coming to meet him: and he saluted him, and said to him, Is thine heart right, as my heart is with thy heart? And Je-hon’-a-dab answered, It is. If it be, give me thine hand. And he gave him his hand; and he took him up to him into the chariot.

16 And he said, Come with me, and see my zeal for the Lord. So they made him ride in his chariot.

17 And when he came to Sa-mar’-i-a, he slew all that remained unto A’-hab in Sa-mar’-i-a, till he had destroyed him, according to the saying of the Lord, which he spake to E-Ii’-jah.

18 And Je’-hu gathered all the people together, and said unto them, A’-hab served Ba’-al a little; but Je’-hu shall serve him much.

19 Now therefore call unto me all the prophets of Ba’-al, all his servants, and all his priests; let none be wanting: for I have a great sacrifice to do to Ba’-al; whosoever shall be wanting, he shall not live. But Je’-hu did it in subtilty, to the intent that he might destroy the worshippers of Ba’-al.

20 And Je’-hu said, Proclaim a solemn assembly for Ba’-al. And they proclaimed it.

21 And Je’-hu sent through all Is’-ra-el: and all the worshippers of Ba’-al came, so that there was not a man left that came not. And they came into the house of Ba’-al; and the house of Ba’-al was full from one end to another.

22 And he said unto him that was over the vestry, Bring forth vestments for all the worshippers of Ba’-al. And he brought them forth vestments.

23 And Je’-hu went, and Je-hon’-a-dab the son of Re’-chab, into the house of Ba’-al, and said unto the worshippers of Ba’-al, Search, and look that there be here with you none of the servants of the Lord, but the worshippers of Ba’-al only.

24 And when they went in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings, Je’-hu appointed fourscore men without, and said, If any of the men whom I have brought into your hands escape, he that letteth him go, his life shall be for the life of him.

25 And it came to pass, as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, that Je’-hu said to the guard and to the captains, Go in, and slay them; let none come forth. And they smote them with the edge of the sword; and the guard and the captains cast them out, and went to the city of the house of Ba’-al.

26 And they brought forth the images out of the house of Ba’-al, and burned them.

27 And they brake down the image of Ba’-al, and brake down the house of Ba’-al, and made it a draught house unto this day.

28 Thus Je’-hu destroyed Ba’-al out of Is’-ra-el.

29 Howbeit from the sins of Jer-o-bo’-am the son of Ne’-bat, who made Is’-ra-el to sin, Je’-hu departed not from after them, to wit, the golden calves that were in Beth’-el, and that were in Dan.

30 And the Lord said unto Je’-hu, Because thou hast done well in executing that which is right in mine eyes, and hast done unto the house of A’-hab according to all that was in mine heart, thy children of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Is’-ra-el.

31 But Je’-hu took no heed to walk in the law of the Lord God of Is’-ra-el with all his heart: for he departed not from the sins of Jer-o-bo’-am, which made Is’-ra-el to sin.

32 In those days the Lord began to cut Is’-ra-el short: and Ha-za’-el smote them in all the coasts of Is’-ra-el;

33 From Jor’-dan eastward, all the land of Gil’-e-ad, the Gad’-ites, and the Reu’-ben-ites, and the Ma-nas’-sites, from A-ro’-er, which is by the river Ar’-non, even Gil’-e-ad and Ba’-shan.

34 Now the rest of the acts of Je’-hu, and all that he did, and all his might, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Is’-ra-el?

35 And Je’-hu slept with his fathers: and they buried him in Sa-mar’-i-a. And Je-ho’-a-haz his son reigned in his stead.

36 And the time that Je’-hu reigned over Is’-ra-el in Sa-mar’-i-a was twenty and eight years.

2 Kings 11
1 And when Ath-a-li’-ah the mother of A-ha-zi’-ah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.

2 But Je-hosh’-e-ba, the daughter of king Jor’-am, sister of A-ha-zi’-ah, took Jo’-ash the son of A-ha-zi’-ah, and stole him from among the king’s sons which were slain; and they hid him, even him and his nurse, in the bedchamber from Ath-a-li’-ah, so that he was not slain.

3 And he was with her hid in the house of the Lord six years. And Ath-a-li’-ah did reign over the land.

4 And the seventh year Je-hoi’-a-da sent and fetched the rulers over hundreds, with the captains and the guard, and brought them to him into the house of the Lord, and made a covenant with them, and took an oath of them in the house of the Lord, and shewed them the king’s son.

5 And he commanded them, saying, This is the thing that ye shall do; A third part of you that enter in on the sabbath shall even be keepers of the watch of the king’s house;

6 And a third part shall be at the gate of Sur; and a third part at the gate behind the guard: so shall ye keep the watch of the house, that it be not broken down.

7 And two parts of all you that go forth on the sabbath, even they shall keep the watch of the house of the Lord about the king.

8 And ye shall compass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand: and he that cometh within the ranges, let him be slain: and be ye with the king as he goeth out and as he cometh in.

9 And the captains over the hundreds did according to all things that Je-hoi’-a-da the priest commanded: and they took every man his men that were to come in on the sabbath, with them that should go out on the sabbath, and came to Je-hoi’-a-da the priest.

10 And to the captains over hundreds did the priest give king Da’-vid’s spears and shields, that were in the temple of the Lord.

11 And the guard stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, round about the king, from the right corner of the temple to the left corner of the temple, along by the altar and the temple.

12 And he brought forth the king’s son, and put the crown upon him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God save the king.

13 And when Ath-a-li’-ah heard the noise of the guard and of the people, she came to the people into the temple of the Lord.

14 And when she looked, behold, the king stood by a pillar, as the manner was, and the princes and the trumpeters by the king, and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew with trumpets: and Ath-a-li’-ah rent her clothes, and cried, Treason, Treason.

15 But Je-hoi’-a-da the priest commanded the captains of the hundreds, the officers of the host, and said unto them, Have her forth without the ranges: and him that followeth her kill with the sword. For the priest had said, Let her not be slain in the house of the Lord.

16 And they laid hands on her; and she went by the way by the which the horses came into the king’s house: and there was she slain.

17 And Je-hoi’-a-da made a covenant between the Lord and the king and the people, that they should be the Lord’s people; between the king also and the people.

18 And all the people of the land went into the house of Ba’-al, and brake it down; his altars and his images brake they in pieces thoroughly, and slew Mat’-tan the priest of Ba’-al before the altars. And the priest appointed officers over the house of the Lord.

19 And he took the rulers over hundreds, and the captains, and the guard, and all the people of the land; and they brought down the king from the house of the Lord, and came by the way of the gate of the guard to the king’s house. And he sat on the throne of the kings.

20 And all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was in quiet: and they slew Ath-a-li’-ah with the sword beside the king’s house.

21 Seven years old was Je-ho’-ash when he began to reign.

Job 35
1 E-li’-hu spake moreover, and said,

2 Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God’s?

3 For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?

4 I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.

5 Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.

6 If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?

7 If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?

8 Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.

9 By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.

10 But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;

11 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

12 There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.

13 Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.

14 Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him.

15 But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger; yet he knoweth it not in great extremity:

16 Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.



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 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.