PODCAST: Whyte House Daily Devotional Bible Reading Episode #278: 2 Kings 12, 2 Kings 13, and Job 36 with Daniel Whyte III

This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Devotional Bible Reading Episode #278. 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 12, 2 Kings 13, and Job 36.

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 12
1 In the seventh year of Je’-hu Je-ho’-ash began to reign; and forty years reigned he in Je-ru’-sa-lem. And his mother’s name was Zi’-bi-ah of Beer-she’-ba.

2 And Je-ho’-ash did that which was right in the sight of the Lord all his days wherein Je-hoi’-a-da the priest instructed him.

3 But the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.

4 And Je-ho’-ash said to the priests, All the money of the dedicated things that is brought into the house of the Lord, even the money of every one that passeth the account, the money that every man is set at, and all the money that cometh into any man’s heart to bring into the house of the Lord,

5 Let the priests take it to them, every man of his acquaintance: and let them repair the breaches of the house, wheresoever any breach shall be found.

6 But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of king Je-ho’-ash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.

7 Then king Je-ho’-ash called for Je-hoi’-a-da the priest, and the other priests, and said unto them, Why repair ye not the breaches of the house? now therefore receive no more money of your acquaintance, but deliver it for the breaches of the house.

8 And the priests consented to receive no more money of the people, neither to repair the breaches of the house.

9 But Je-hoi’-a-da the priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the lid of it, and set it beside the altar, on the right side as one cometh into the house of the Lord: and the priests that kept the door put therein all the money that was brought into the house of the Lord.

10 And it was so, when they saw that there was much money in the chest, that the king’s scribe and the high priest came up, and they put up in bags, and told the money that was found in the house of the Lord.

11 And they gave the money, being told, into the hands of them that did the work, that had the oversight of the house of the Lord: and they laid it out to the carpenters and builders, that wrought upon the house of the Lord,

12 And to masons, and hewers of stone, and to buy timber and hewed stone to repair the breaches of the house of the Lord, and for all that was laid out for the house to repair it.

13 Howbeit there were not made for the house of the Lord bowls of silver, snuffers, basons, trumpets, any vessels of gold, or vessels of silver, of the money that was brought into the house of the Lord:

14 But they gave that to the workmen, and repaired therewith the house of the Lord.

15 Moreover they reckoned not with the men, into whose hand they delivered the money to be bestowed on workmen: for they dealt faithfully.

16 The trespass money and sin money was not brought into the house of the Lord: it was the priests’.

17 Then Ha-za’-el king of Syr’-i-a went up, and fought against Gath, and took it: and Ha-za’-el set his face to go up to Je-ru’-sa-lem.

18 And Je-ho’-ash king of Ju’-dah took all the hallowed things that Je-hosh’-a-phat, and Je-hor’-am, and A-ha-zi’-ah, his fathers, kings of Ju’-dah, had dedicated, and his own hallowed things, and all the gold that was found in the treasures of the house of the Lord, and in the king’s house, and sent it to Ha-za’-el king of Syr’-i-a: and he went away from Je-ru’-sa-lem.

19 And the rest of the acts of Jo’-ash, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Ju’-dah?

20 And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and slew Jo’-ash in the house of Mil’-lo, which goeth down to Sil’-la.

21 For Jo’-za-char the son of Shim’-e-ath, and Je-ho’-za-bad the son of Sho’-mer, his servants, smote him, and he died; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of Da’-vid: and Am-a-zi’-ah his son reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 13
1 In the three and twentieth year of Jo’-ash the son of A-ha-zi’-ah king of Ju’-dah Je-ho’-a-haz the son of Je’-hu began to reign over Is’-ra-el in Sa-mar’-i-a, and reigned seventeen years.

2 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, and followed the sins of Jer-o-bo’-am the son of Ne’-bat, which made Is’-ra-el to sin; he departed not therefrom.

3 And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Is’-ra-el, and he delivered them into the hand of Ha-za’-el king of Syr’-i-a, and into the hand of Ben-ha’-dad the son of Ha-za’-el, all their days.

4 And Je-ho’-a-haz besought the Lord, and the Lord hearkened unto him: for he saw the oppression of Is’-ra-el, because the king of Syr’-i-a oppressed them.

5 (And the Lord gave Is’-ra-el a saviour, so that they went out from under the hand of the Syr’-i-ans: and the children of Is’-ra-el dwelt in their tents, as beforetime.

6 Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house of Jer-o-bo’-am, who made Is’-ra-el sin, but walked therein: and there remained the grove also in Sa-mar’-i-a.)

7 Neither did he leave of the people to Je-ho’-a-haz but fifty horsemen, and ten chariots, and ten thousand footmen; for the king of Syr’-i-a had destroyed them, and had made them like the dust by threshing.

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

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

10 In the thirty and seventh year of Jo’-ash king of Ju’-dah began Je-ho’-ash the son of Je-ho’-a-haz to reign over Is’-ra-el in Sa-mar’-i-a, and reigned sixteen years.

11 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord; he departed not from all the sins of Jer-o-bo’-am the son of Ne’-bat, who made Is’-ra-el sin: but he walked therein.

12 And the rest of the acts of Jo’-ash, and all that he did, and his might wherewith he fought against Am-a-zi’-ah king of Ju’-dah, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Is’-ra-el?

13 And Jo’-ash slept with his fathers; and Jer-o-bo’-am sat upon his throne: and Jo’-ash was buried in Sa-mar’-i-a with the kings of Is’-ra-el.

14 Now E-li’-sha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Jo’-ash the king of Is’-ra-el came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Is’-ra-el, and the horsemen thereof.

15 And E-li’-sha said unto him, Take bow and arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows.

16 And he said to the king of Is’-ra-el, Put thine hand upon the bow. And he put his hand upon it: and E-li’-sha put his hands upon the king’s hands.

17 And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it. Then E-li’-sha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The arrow of the Lord’s deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syr’-i-a: for thou shalt smite the Syr’-i-ans in A’-phek, till thou have consumed them.

18 And he said, Take the arrows. And he took them. And he said unto the king of Is’-ra-el, Smite upon the ground. And he smote thrice, and stayed.

19 And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syr’-i-a till thou hadst consumed it: whereas now thou shalt smite Syr’-i-a but thrice.

20 And E-li’-sha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Mo’-ab-ites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.

21 And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of E-li’-sha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of E-li’-sha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.

22 But Ha-za’-el king of Syr’-i-a oppressed Is’-ra-el all the days of Je-ho’-a-haz.

23 And the Lord was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with A’-bra-ham, I’-saac, and Ja’-cob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.

24 So Ha-za’-el king of Syr’-i-a died; and Ben-ha’-dad his son reigned in his stead.

25 And Je-ho’-ash the son of Je-ho’-a-haz took again out of the hand of Ben-ha’-dad the son of Ha-za’-el the cities, which he had taken out of the hand of Je-ho’-a-haz his father by war. Three times did Jo’-ash beat him, and recovered the cities of Is’-ra-el.

Job 36
1 E-li’-hu also proceeded, and said,

2 Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet to speak on God’s behalf.

3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

4 For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.

5 Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.

6 He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the poor.

7 He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted.

8 And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction;

9 Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded.

10 He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity.

11 If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.

12 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.

13 But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he bindeth them.

14 They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.

15 He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression.

16 Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table should be full of fatness.

17 But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold on thee.

18 Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.

19 Will he esteem thy riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength.

20 Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.

21 Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.

22 Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him?

23 Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity?

24 Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold.

25 Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off.

26 Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.

27 For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:

28 Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.

29 Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?

30 Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea.

31 For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in abundance.

32 With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it not to shine by the cloud that cometh betwixt.

33 The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapour.

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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.