This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #111, 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 17.
1 And all the congregation of the children of Is’-ra-el journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the Lord, and pitched in Reph’-i-dim: and there was no water for the people to drink.
2 Wherefore the people did chide with Mo’-ses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Mo’-ses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the Lord?
3 And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Mo’-ses, and said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of E’-gypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?
4 And Mo’-ses cried unto the Lord, saying, What shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me.
5 And the Lord said unto Mo’-ses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Is’-ra-el; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go.
6 Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Hor’-eb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Mo’-ses did so in the sight of the elders of Is’-ra-el.
7 And he called the name of the place Mas’-sah, and Mer’-i-bah, because of the chiding of the children of Is’-ra-el, and because they tempted the Lord, saying, Is the Lord among us, or not?
8 Then came Am’-a-lek, and fought with Is’-ra-el in Reph’-i-dim.
9 And Mo’-ses said unto Josh’-u-a, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Am’-a-lek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.
10 So Josh’-u-a did as Mo’-ses had said to him, and fought with Am’-a-lek: and Mo’-ses, Aa’-ron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
11 And it came to pass, when Mo’-ses held up his hand, that Is’-ra-el prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Am’-a-lek prevailed.
12 But Mo’-ses hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aa’-ron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
13 And Josh’-u-a discomfited Am’-a-lek and his people with the edge of the sword.
14 And the Lord said unto Mo’-ses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Josh’-u-a: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Am’-a-lek from under heaven.
15 And Mo’-ses built an altar, and called the name of it Jeho’-vah-nis’-si:
16 For he said, Because the Lord hath sworn that the Lord will have war with Am’-a-lek from generation to generation.
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.