This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #30, 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 29.
1 Then Ja’-cob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.
2 And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well’s mouth.
3 And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well’s mouth in his place.
4 And Ja’-cob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Har’-an are we.
5 And he said unto them, Know ye La’-ban the son of Na’-hor? And they said, We know him.
6 And he said unto them, Is he well? And they said, He is well: and, behold, Ra’-chel his daughter cometh with the sheep.
7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them.
8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well’s mouth; then we water the sheep.
9 And while he yet spake with them, Ra’-chel came with her father’s sheep; for she kept them.
10 And it came to pass, when Ja’-cob saw Ra’-chel the daughter of La’-ban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of La’-ban his mother’s brother, that Ja’-cob went near, and rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the flock of La’-ban his mother’s brother.
11 And Ja’-cob kissed Ra’-chel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.
12 And Ja’-cob told Ra’-chel that he was her father’s brother, and that he was Re-bek’-ah’s son: and she ran and told her father.
13 And it came to pass, when La’-ban heard the tidings of Ja’-cob his sister’s son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told La’-ban all these things.
14 And La’-ban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a month.
15 And La’-ban said unto Ja’-cob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?
16 And La’-ban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Le’-ah, and the name of the younger was Ra’-chel.
17 Le’-ah was tender eyed; but Ra’-chel was beautiful and well favoured.
18 And Ja’-cob loved Ra’-chel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Ra’-chel thy younger daughter.
19 And La’-ban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.
20 And Ja’-cob served seven years for Ra’-chel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
21 And Ja’-cob said unto La’-ban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.
22 And La’-ban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.
23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Le’-ah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.
24 And La’-ban gave unto his daughter Le’-ah Zil’-pah his maid for an handmaid.
25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Le’-ah: and he said to La’-ban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Ra’-chel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?
26 And La’-ban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
28 And Ja’-cob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Ra’-chel his daughter to wife also.
29 And La’-ban gave to Ra’-chel his daughter Bil’-hah his handmaid to be her maid.
30 And he went in also unto Ra’-chel, and he loved also Ra’-chel more than Le’-ah, and served with him yet seven other years.
31 And when the Lord saw that Le’-ah was hated, he opened her womb: but Ra’-chel was barren.
32 And Le’-ah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reu’-ben: for she said, Surely the Lord hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.
33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the Lord hath heard I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son also: and she called his name Sim’-e-on.
34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Le’-vi.
35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the Lord: therefore she called his name Ju’-dah; and left bearing.
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.