This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #245, 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 Joshua 13.
1 Now Josh’-u-a was old and stricken in years; and the Lord said unto him, Thou art old and stricken in years, and there remaineth yet very much land to be possessed.
2 This is the land that yet remaineth: all the borders of the Phil’-is-tines, and all Ge-shu’-ri,
3 From Si’-hor, which is before E’-gypt, even unto the borders of Ek’-ron northward, which is counted to the Ca’-na-an-ite: five lords of the Phil’-is-tines; the Ga’-za-thites, and the Ash’-do-thites, the Esh’-ka-lon-ites, the Git’-tites, and the Ek’-ron-ites; also the A’-vites:
4 From the south, all the land of the Ca’-na-an-ites, and Me-ar’-ah that is beside the Si-do’-ni-ans unto A’-phek, to the borders of the Am’-o-rites:
5 And the land of the Gib’-lites, and all Leb’-a-non, toward the sunrising, from Ba’-al-gad under mount Her’-mon unto the entering into Ha’-math.
6 All the inhabitants of the hill country from Leb’-a-non unto Mis’-re-photh-ma’-im, and all the Si-do’-ni-ans, them will I drive out from before the children of Is’-ra-el: only divide thou it by lot unto the Israelites for an inheritance, as I have commanded thee.
7 Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance unto the nine tribes, and the half tribe of Ma-nas’-seh,
8 With whom the Reu’-ben-ites and the Gad’-ites have received their inheritance, which Mo’-ses gave them, beyond Jor’-dan eastward, even as Mo’-ses the servant of the Lord gave them;
9 From A-ro’-er, that is upon the bank of the river Ar’-non, and the city that is in the midst of the river, and all the plain of Me’-de-ba unto Di’-bon;
10 And all the cities of Si’-hon king of the Am’-o-rites, which reigned in Hesh’-bon, unto the border of the children of Am’-mon;
11 And Gil’-e-ad, and the border of the Ge-shu’-rites and Ma-ach’-a-thites, and all mount Her’-mon, and all Ba’-shan unto Sal’-cah;
12 All the kingdom of Og in Ba’-shan, which reigned in Ash’-ta-roth and in Ed’-re-i, who remained of the remnant of the giants: for these did Mo’-ses smite, and cast them out.
13 Nevertheless the children of Is’-ra-el expelled not the Ge-shu’-rites, nor the Ma-ach’-a-thites: but the Ge-shu’-rites and the Ma-ach’-a-thites dwell among the Is’-ra-el-ites until this day.
14 Only unto the tribes of Le’-vi he gave none inheritance; the sacrifices of the Lord God of Is’-ra-el made by fire are their inheritance, as he said unto them.
15 And Mo’-ses gave unto the tribe of the children of Reu’-ben inheritance according to their families.
16 And their coast was from A-ro’-er, that is on the bank of the river Ar’-non, and the city that is in the midst of the river, and all the plain by Me’-de-ba;
17 Hesh’-bon, and all her cities that are in the plain; Di’-bon, and Ba’-moth-ba’-al, and Beth-ba’-al-me’-on,
18 And Ja-ha’-za, and Ke’-de-moth, and Meph’-a-ath,
19 And Kir-ja-tha’-im, and Sib’-mah, and Zar’-eth-sha’-har in the mount of the valley,
20 And Beth-pe’-or, and Ash’-doth-pis’-gah, and Beth-jesh’-i-moth,
21 And all the cities of the plain, and all the kingdom of Si’-hon king of the Am’-o-rites, which reigned in Hesh’-bon, whom Mo’-ses smote with the princes of Mid’-i-an, E’-vi, and Re’-kem, and Zur, and Hur, and Re’-ba, which were dukes of Si’-hon, dwelling in the country.
22 Ba’-laam also the son of Be’-or, the soothsayer, did the children of Is’-ra-el slay with the sword among them that were slain by them.
23 And the border of the children of Reu’-ben was Jor’-dan, and the border thereof. This was the inheritance of the children of Reu’-ben after their families, the cities and the villages thereof.
24 And Mo’-ses gave inheritance unto the tribe of Gad, even unto the children of Gad according to their families.
25 And their coast was Ja’-zer, and all the cities of Gil’-e-ad, and half the land of the children of Am’-mon, unto A-ro’-er that is before Rab’-bah;
26 And from Hesh’-bon unto Ra’-math-miz’-peh, and Bet’-o-nim; and from Ma-ha-na’-im unto the border of De’-bir;
27 And in the valley, Beth-ar’-am, and Beth-nim’-rah, and Suc’-coth, and Za’-phon, the rest of the kingdom of Si’-hon king of Hesh’-bon, Jor’-dan and his border, even unto the edge of the sea of Chin’-ne-roth on the other side Jor’-dan eastward.
28 This is the inheritance of the children of Gad after their families, the cities, and their villages.
29 And Mo’-ses gave inheritance unto the half tribe of Ma-nas’-seh: and this was the possession of the half tribe of the children of Ma-nas’-seh by their families.
30 And their coast was from Ma-ha-na’-im, all Ba’-shan, all the kingdom of Og king of Ba’-shan, and all the towns of Ja’-ir, which are in Ba’-shan, threescore cities:
31 And half Gil’-e-ad, and Ash’-ta-roth, and Ed’-re-i, cities of the kingdom of Og in Ba’-shan, were pertaining unto the children of Ma’-chir the son of Ma-nas’-seh, even to the one half of the children of Ma’-chir by their families.
32 These are the countries which Mo’-ses did distribute for inheritance in the plains of Moab, on the other side Jor’-dan, by Jer’-i-cho, eastward.
33 But unto the tribe of Le’-vi Mo’-ses gave not any inheritance: the Lord God of Is’-ra-el was their inheritance, as he said unto them.
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.