This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #250, 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 18.
1 And the whole congregation of the children of Is’-ra-el assembled together at Shi’-loh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was subdued before them.
2 And there remained among the children of Is’-ra-el seven tribes, which had not yet received their inheritance.
3 And Josh’-u-a said unto the children of Is’-ra-el, How long are ye slack to go to possess the land, which the Lord God of your fathers hath given you?
4 Give out from among you three men for each tribe: and I will send them, and they shall rise, and go through the land, and describe it according to the inheritance of them; and they shall come again to me.
5 And they shall divide it into seven parts: Ju’-dah shall abide in their coast on the south, and the house of Jo’-seph shall abide in their coasts on the north.
6 Ye shall therefore describe the land into seven parts, and bring the description hither to me, that I may cast lots for you here before the Lord our God.
7 But the Le’-vites have no part among you; for the priesthood of the Lord is their inheritance: and Gad, and Reu’-ben, and half the tribe of Ma’-nas-seh, have received their inheritance beyond Jor’-dan on the east, which Mo’-ses the servant of the Lord gave them.
8 And the men arose, and went away: and Josh’-u-a charged them that went to describe the land, saying, Go and walk through the land, and describe it, and come again to me, that I may here cast lots for you before the Lord in Shi’-loh.
9 And the men went and passed through the land, and described it by cities into seven parts in a book, and came again to Josh’-u-a to the host at Shi’-loh.
10 And Josh’-u-a cast lots for them in Shi’-loh before the Lord: and there Josh’-u-a divided the land unto the children of Is’-ra-el according to their divisions.
11 And the lot of the tribe of the children of Ben’-ja-min came up according to their families: and the coast of their lot came forth between the children of Ju’-dah and the children of Jo’-seph.
12 And their border on the north side was from Jor’-dan; and the border went up to the side of Jer’-i-cho on the north side, and went up through the mountains westward; and the goings out thereof were at the wilderness of Beth-a’-ven.
13 And the border went over from thence toward Luz, to the side of Luz, which is Beth’-el, southward; and the border descended to At’-a-roth-a’-dar, near the hill that lieth on the south side of the nether Beth-hor’-on.
14 And the border was drawn thence, and compassed the corner of the sea southward, from the hill that lieth before Beth-hor’-on southward; and the goings out thereof were at Kir’-jath-ba’-al, which is Kir’-jath-je’-a-rim, a city of the children of Ju’-dah: this was the west quarter.
15 And the south quarter was from the end of Kir’-jath-je’-a-rim, and the border went out on the west, and went out to the well of waters of Neph-to’-ah:
16 And the border came down to the end of the mountain that lieth before the valley of the son of Hin’-nom, and which is in the valley of the giants on the north, and descended to the valley of Hin’-nom, to the side of Jeb’-u-si on the south, and descended to En-ro’-gel,
17 And was drawn from the north, and went forth to En-she’-mesh, and went forth toward Ge-li’-loth, which is over against the going up of A-dum’-mim, and descended to the stone of Bo’-han the son of Reu’-ben,
18 And passed along toward the side over against Ar’-a-bah northward, and went down unto Ar’-a-bah:
19 And the border passed along to the side of Beth-hog’-lah northward: and the outgoings of the border were at the north bay of the salt sea at the south end of Jor’-dan: this was the south coast.
20 And Jor’-dan was the border of it on the east side. This was the inheritance of the children of Ben’-ja-min, by the coasts thereof round about, according to their families.
21 Now the cities of the tribe of the children of Ben’-ja-min according to their families were Jer’-i-cho, and Beth-hog’-lah, and the valley of Ke’-ziz,
22 And Beth-ar’-a-bah, and Zem-a-ra’-im, and Beth’-el,
23 And A’-vim, and Pha’-rah, and Oph’-rah,
24 And Che’-phar-ha-am’-mo-nai, and Oph’-ni, and Ga’-ba; twelve cities with their villages:
25 Gib’-e-on, and Ra’-mah, and Bee’-roth,
26 And Miz’-peh, and Che-phi’-rah, and Mo’-zah,
27 And Re’-kem, and Ir’-peel, and Tar’-a-lah,
28 And Ze’-lah, E’-leph, and Jeb’-u-si, which is Je-ru’-sa-lem, Gib’-e-ath, and Kir’-jath; fourteen cities with their villages. This is the inheritance of the children of Ben’-j-amin according to their families.
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.