This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Devotional Bible Reading Episode #304. 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 1 Chronicles 27, Isaiah 20, and Hosea 13.
Ronald Reagan said, “Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.”
Augustine of Hippo said, “The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home.”
1 Chronicles 27
1 Now the children of Is’-ra-el after their number, to wit, the chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds, and their officers that served the king in any matter of the courses, which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, of every course were twenty and four thousand.
2 Over the first course for the first month was Ja-shob’-e-am the son of Zab’-di-el: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
3 Of the children of Pe’-rez was the chief of all the captains of the host for the first month.
4 And over the course of the second month was Do’-dai an A-ho’-hite, and of his course was Mik’-loth also the ruler: in his course likewise were twenty and four thousand.
5 The third captain of the host for the third month was Be-nai’-ah the son of Je-hoi’-a-da, a chief priest: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
6 This is that Be-nai’-ah, who was mighty among the thirty, and above the thirty: and in his course was Am-mi’-za-bad his son.
7 The fourth captain for the fourth month was As’-a-hel the brother of Jo’-ab, and Zeb-a-di’-ah his son after him: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
8 The fifth captain for the fifth month was Sham’-huth the Iz’-ra-hite: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
9 The sixth captain for the sixth month was Ira the son of Ik’-kesh the Te-ko’-ite: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
10 The seventh captain for the seventh month was He’-lez the Pe’-lo-nite, of the children of E’-phra-im: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
11 The eighth captain for the eighth month was Sib’-be-cai the Hu’-sha-thite, of the Zar’-hites: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
12 The ninth captain for the ninth month was A-bi-e’-zer the An-e-to’-thite, of the Ben’-ja-mites: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
13 The tenth captain for the tenth month was Ma’-ha-rai the Ne-toph’-a-thite, of the Zar’-hites: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
14 The eleventh captain for the eleventh month was Be-nai’-ah the Pi-ra’-thon-ite, of the children of E’-phra-im: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
15 The twelfth captain for the twelfth month was Hel’-dai the Ne-toph’-a-thite, of Oth’-ni-el: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
16 Furthermore over the tribes of Is’-ra-el: the ruler of the Reu’-ben-ites was El’-i-e-zer the son of Zich’-ri: of the Sim-e-on-ites, Sheph-a-ti-ah the son of Ma’-a-chah:
17 Of the Le’-vites, Hash-a-bi’-ah the son of Ke-mu’-el: of the Aa’-ron-ites, Za’-dok:
18 Of Ju’-dah, E’-li-hu, one of the brethren of Da’-vid: of Is’-sa-char, Om’-ri the son of Mi’-cha-el:
19 Of Ze-bu’-lun, Ish-mai’-ah the son of O-ba-di’-ah: of Naph’-ta-li, Jeri’-i-moth the son of Az’-ri-el:
20 Of the children of E’-phra-im, Ho-she’-a the son of Az-azi’-ah: of the half tribe of Ma’-nas-seh, Jo’-el the son of Pe-dai’-ah:
21 Of the half tribe of Ma’-nas-seh in Gil’-e-ad, Id’-do the son of Zech-a-ri-ah: of Ben-jamin, Ja-as’-i-el the son of Ab’-ner:
22 Of Dan, Az’-a-reel the son of Je-ro’-ham. These were the princes of the tribes of Is’-ra-el.
23 But Da’-vid took not the number of them from twenty years old and under: because the Lord had said he would increase Is’-ra-el like to the stars of the heavens.
24 Jo’-ab the son of Zer-u-i’-ah began to number, but he finished not, because there fell wrath for it against Is’-ra-el; neither was the number put in the account of the chronicles of king Da’-vid.
25 And over the king’s treasures was Az-ma’-veth the son of Ad’-i-el: and over the storehouses in the fields, in the cities, and in the villages, and in the castles, was Je-hon’-a-than the son of Uz-zi’-ah:
26 And over them that did the work of the field for tillage of the ground was Ez’-ri the son of Che’-lub:
27 And over the vineyards was Shim’-e-i the Ram’-a-thite: over the increase of the vineyards for the wine cellars was Zab’-di the Shiph’-mite:
28 And over the olive trees and the sycomore trees that were in the low plains was Ba-al’-ha-nan the Ged’-er-ite: and over the cellars of oil was Jo’-ash:
29 And over the herds that fed in Sha’-ron was Shit’-rai the Sha’-ron-ite: and over the herds that were in the valleys was Sha’-phat the son of Ad’-lai:
30 Over the camels also was O’-bil the Ish’-ma-el-ite: and over the asses was Jeh’-dei-ah the Me’-ron-o-thite:
31 And over the flocks was Ja’-ziz the Ha’-ger-ite. All these were the rulers of the substance which was king Da’-vid’s.
32 Also Jon’-a-than Da’-vid’s uncle was a counsellor, a wise man, and a scribe: and Je-hi’-el the son of Hach’-mo-ni was with the king’s sons:
33 And A’-hith-o-phel was the king’s counsellor: and Hu’-shai the Arch’-ite was the king’s companion:
34 And after A’-hith-o-phel was Je-hoi’-a-da the son of Be-nai’-ah, and A’-bi-a-thar: and the general of the king’s army was Jo’-ab.
1 In the year that Tar’-tan came unto Ash’-dod, (when Sar’-gon the king of As-syr’-i-a sent him,) and fought against Ash’-dod, and took it;
2 At the same time spake the Lord by I’-sai-ah the son of A’-moz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.
3 And the Lord said, Like as my servant I’-sai-ah hath walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon E’-gypt and upon E-thi-o’-pi-a;
4 So shall the king of As-syr’-i-a lead away the E’-gyp-ti-ans prisoners, and the E-thi-o’-pi-ans captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of E’-gypt.
5 And they shall be afraid and ashamed of E-thi-o’-pi-a their expectation, and of E’-gypt their glory.
6 And the inhabitant of this isle shall say in that day, Behold, such is our expectation, whither we flee for help to be delivered from the king of As-syr’-i-a: and how shall we escape?
1 When E’-phra-im spake trembling, he exalted himself in Is’-ra-el; but when he offended in Ba’-al, he died.
2 And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.
3 Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud and as the early dew that passeth away, as the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind out of the floor, and as the smoke out of the chimney.
4 Yet I am the Lord thy God from the land of E’-gypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.
5 I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great drought.
6 According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me.
7 Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them:
8 I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.
9 O Is’-ra-el, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help.
10 I will be thy king: where is any other that may save thee in all thy cities? and thy judges of whom thou saidst, Give me a king and princes?
11 I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath.
12 The iniquity of E’-phra-im is bound up; his sin is hid.
13 The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him: he is an unwise son; for he should not stay long in the place of the breaking forth of children.
14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.
15 Though he be fruitful among his brethren, an east wind shall come, the wind of the Lord shall come up from the wilderness, and his spring shall become dry, and his fountain shall be dried up: he shall spoil the treasure of all pleasant vessels.
16 Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.
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 email@example.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.