This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #27, 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 25:27-34 and Genesis 26.
27 And the boys grew: and E’-sau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Ja’-cob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
28 And I’-saac loved E’-sau, because he did eat of his venison: but Re-bek’-ah loved Ja’-cob.
29 And Ja’-cob sod pottage: and E’-sau came from the field, and he was faint:
30 And E’-sau said to Ja’-cob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called E’-dom.
31 And Ja’-cob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
32 And E’-sau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
33 And Ja’-cob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Ja’-cob.
34 Then Ja’-cob gave E’-sau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus E’-sau despised his birthright.
1 And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of A’-bra-ham. And I’-saac went unto A-bim’-e-lech king of the Phil’-is-tines unto Ge’-rar.
2 And the Lord appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into E’-gypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:
3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto A’-bra-ham thy father;
4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
5 Because that A’-bra-ham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
6 And I’-saac dwelt in Ge’-rar:
7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Re-bek’-ah; because she was fair to look upon.
8 And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that A-bim’-e-lech king of the Phil’-is-tines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, I’-saac was sporting with Re-bek’-ah his wife.
9 And A-bim’-e-lech called I’-saac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife; and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And I’-saac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.
10 And A-bim’-e-lech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.
11 And A-bim’-e-lech charged all his people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.
12 Then I’-saac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him.
13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:
14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Phil’-is-tines envied him.
15 For all the wells which his father’s servants had digged in the days of A’-bra-ham his father, the Phil’-is-tines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.
16 And A-bim’-e-lech said unto I’-saac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than we.
17 And I’-saac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Ge’-rar, and dwelt there.
18 And I’-saac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of A’-bra-ham his father; for the Phil’-is-tines had stopped them after the death of A’-bra-ham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.
19 And I’-saac’s servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.
20 And the herdmen of Ge’-rar did strive with I’-saac’s herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well E’-sek; because they strove with him.
21 And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sit’-nah.
22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Re’-ho-both; and he said, For now the Lord hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.
23 And he went up from thence to Beer-she’-ba.
24 And the Lord appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of A’-bra-ham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant A’-bra-ham’s sake.
25 And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the Lord, and pitched his tent there: and there I’-saac’s servants digged a well.
26 Then A-bim’-e-lech went to him from Ge’-rar, and A-huz’-zath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army.
27 And I’-saac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away from you?
28 And they said, We saw certainly that the Lord was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee;
29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed of the Lord.
30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.
31 And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to another: and I’-saac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.
32 And it came to pass the same day, that I’-saac’s servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water.
33 And he called it She’-bah: therefore the name of the city is Beersheba unto this day.
34 And E’-sau was forty years old when he took to wife Ju’-dith the daughter of Beeri the Hit’-tite, and Bashemath the daughter of E’-lon the Hit’-tite:
35 Which were a grief of mind unto I’-saac and to Re-bek’-ah.
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.