This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #23, where I read the Holy Bible in the King James Version each day in chronological order. This unique viewpoint allows you to read the whole Bible as a single story and to see the unfolding of God’s plan in history. Today we are reading Genesis 22.
1 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt A’-bra-ham, and said unto him, A’-bra-ham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son I’-saac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Mo-ri’-ah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
3 And A’-bra-ham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and I’-saac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.
4 Then on the third day A’-bra-ham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
5 And A’-bra-ham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
6 And A’-bra-ham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon I’-saac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.
7 And I’-saac spake unto A’-bra-ham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
8 And A’-bra-ham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and A’-bra-ham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound I’-saac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.
10 And A’-bra-ham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
11 And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, A’-bra-ham, A’-bra-ham: and he said, Here am I.
12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
13 And A’-bra-ham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and A’-bra-ham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
14 And A’-bra-ham called the name of that place Je-ho’-vah-ji’-reh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.
15 And the angel of the Lord called unto A’-bra-ham out of heaven the second time,
16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
19 So A’-bra-ham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beer-she’-ba; and A’-bra-ham dwelt at Beer-she’-ba.
20 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told A’-bra-ham, saying, Behold, Mil’-cah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Na’-hor;
21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Ke-mu’-el the father of Ar’-am,
22 And Ches’-ed, and Ha’-zo, and Pil’-dash, and Jid’-laph, and Be-thu’-el.
23 And Be-thu’-el begat Re-bek’-ah: these eight Mil’-cah did bear to Na’-hor, A’-bra-ham’s brother.
24 And his concubine, whose name was Reu’-mah, she bare also Te’-bah, and Ga’-ham, and Tha’-hash, and Ma’-a-chah.
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.