This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #97, 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 Exodus 3.
1 Now Mo’-ses kept the flock of Jeth’-ro his father in law, the priest of Mid’-i-an: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Hor’-eb.
2 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
3 And Mo’-ses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.
4 And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Mo’-ses, Mo’-ses. And he said, Here am I.
5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of A’-bra-ham, the God of I’-saac, and the God of Ja’-cob. And Mo’-ses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
7 And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in E’-gypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the E-gyp’-tians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Ca’-na-an-ites, and the Hit’-tites, and the Am’-o-rites, and the Pe-riz’-zites, and the Hi’-vites, and the Jeb’-u-sites.
9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Is’-ra-el is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the E-gyp’-tians oppress them.
10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Phar’-aoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Is’-ra-el out of E’-gypt.
11 And Mo’-ses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Phar’-aoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Is’-ra-el out of E’-gypt?
12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of E’-gypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.
13 And Mo’-ses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Is’-ra-el, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
14 And God said unto Mo’-ses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Is’-ra-el, I Am hath sent me unto you.
15 And God said moreover unto Mo’-ses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Is’-ra-el, the Lord God of your fathers, the God of A’-bra-ham, the God of I’-saac, and the God of Ja’-cob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.
16 Go, and gather the elders of Is’-ra-el together, and say unto them, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of A’-bra-ham, of I’-saac, and of Ja’-cob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in E’-gypt:
17 And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of E’-gypt unto the land of the Ca’-na-an-ites, and the Hit’-tites, and the Am’-o-rites, and the Pe-riz’-zites, and the Hi’-vites, and the Jeb’-u-sites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.
18 And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Is’-ra-el, unto the king of E’-gypt, and ye shall say unto him, The Lord God of the He’-brews hath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God.
19 And I am sure that the king of E’-gypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.
20 And I will stretch out my hand, and smite E’-gypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go.
21 And I will give this people favour in the sight of the E-gyp’-tians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty.
22 But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the E-gyp’-tians.
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.