Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible #249: Joshua 17 with Daniel Whyte III

This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #249, 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 17.

Joshua 17
1 There was also a lot for the tribe of Ma’-nas-seh; for he was the firstborn of Jo’-seph; to wit, for Ma’-chir the firstborn of Ma’-nas-seh, the father of Gil’-e-ad: because he was a man of war, therefore he had Gil’-e-ad and Ba’-shan.

2 There was also a lot for the rest of the children of Ma’-nas-seh by their families; for the children of A-bi-e’-zer, and for the children of He’-lek, and for the children of As’-ri-el, and for the children of She’-chem, and for the children of He’-pher, and for the children of She-mi’-da: these were the male children of Ma’-nas-seh the son of Jo’-seph by their families.

3 But Ze-loph’-e-had, the son of He’-pher, the son of Gil’-e-ad, the son of Ma’-chir, the son of Ma’-nas-seh, had no sons, but daughters: and these are the names of his daughters, Mah’-lah, and No’-ah, Hog’-lah, Mil’-cah, and Tir’-zah.

4 And they came near before El-e-a’-zar the priest, and before Josh’-u-a the son of Nun, and before the princes, saying, The Lord commanded Mo’-ses to give us an inheritance among our brethren. Therefore according to the commandment of the Lord he gave them an inheritance among the brethren of their father.

5 And there fell ten portions to Ma’-nas-seh, beside the land of Gil’-e-ad and Ba’-shan, which were on the other side Jor’-dan;

6 Because the daughters of Ma’-nas-seh had an inheritance among his sons: and the rest of Ma’-nas-seh’s sons had the land of Gil’-e-ad.

7 And the coast of Ma’-nas-seh was from Ash’-er to Mich-me’-thah, that lieth before She’-chem; and the border went along on the right hand unto the inhabitants of En-tap’-pu-ah..

8 Now Ma’-nas-seh had the land of Tap’-pu-ah: but Tap’-pu-ah on the border of Ma’-nas-seh belonged to the children of E’-phra-im;

9 And the coast descended unto the river Ka’-nah, southward of the river: these cities of E’-phra-im are among the cities of Ma’-nas-seh: the coast of Ma’-nas-seh also was on the north side of the river, and the outgoings of it were at the sea:

10 Southward it was E’-phra-im’s, and northward it was Ma’-nas-seh’s, and the sea is his border; and they met together in Ash’-er on the north, and in Is’-sa-char on the east.

11 And Ma’-nas-seh had in Is’-sa-char and in Ash’-er Beth-she’-an and her towns, and Ib’-le-am and her towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, and the inhabitants of En’-dor and her towns, and the inhabitants of Ta’-a-nach and her towns, and the inhabitants of Me-gid’-do and her towns, even three countries.

12 Yet the children of Ma’-nas-seh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Ca’-na-an-ites would dwell in that land.

13 Yet it came to pass, when the children of Is’-ra-el were waxen strong, that they put the Ca’-na-an-ites to tribute, but did not utterly drive them out.

14 And the children of Jo’-seph spake unto Josh’-u-a, saying, Why hast thou given me but one lot and one portion to inherit, seeing I am a great people, forasmuch as the Lord hath blessed me hitherto?

15 And Josh’-u-a answered them, If thou be a great people, then get thee up to the wood country, and cut down for thyself there in the land of the Pe-riz’-zites and of the giants, if mount E’-phra-im be too narrow for thee.

16 And the children of Jo’-seph said, The hill is not enough for us: and all the Ca’-na-an-ites that dwell in the land of the valley have chariots of iron, both they who are of Beth-she’-an and her towns, and they who are of the valley of Jez’-reel.

17 And Josh’-u-a spake unto the house of Jo’-seph, even to E’-phra-im and to Ma’-nas-seh, saying, Thou art a great people, and hast great power: thou shalt not have one lot only:

18 But the mountain shall be thine; for it is a wood, and thou shalt cut it down: and the outgoings of it shall be thine: for thou shalt drive out the Ca’-na-an-ites, though they have iron chariots, and though they be strong.

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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 dw3@gospellightsociety.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.