This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #284, 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 1 Chronicles 4:1-23.
1 Chronicles 4:1-23
1 The sons of Ju’-dah; Phar’-ez, Hez’-ron, and Car’-mi, and Hur, and Sho’-bal.
2 And Re’-a-iah the son of Sho’-bal begat Ja’-hath; and Ja’-hath begat A’-hu-mai, and La’-had. These are the families of the Zo’-rath-ites.
3 And these were of the father of E’-tam; Jez’-re-el, and Ish’-ma, and Id’-bash: and the name of their sister was Haz’-el-el-po-ni:
4 And Penuel the father of Ge’-dor, and E’-zer the father of Hu’-shah. These are the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Eph’-ra-tah, the father of Beth’-le-hem.
5 And A’-shur the father of Te’-ko-a had two wives, He’-lah and Na’-a-rah.
6 And Na’-a-rah bare him A’-hu-zam, and He’-pher, and Te’-men-i, and Ha’-a-hash-ta-ri. These were the sons of Na’-a-rah.
7 And the sons of He’-lah were, Ze’-reth, and Jez’-o-ar, and Eth’-nan.
8 And Coz begat A’-nub, and Zo’-be-bah, and the families of A’-har-hel the son of Ha’-rum.
9 And Ja’-bez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Ja’-bez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.
10 And Ja’-bez called on the God of Is’-ra-el, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.
11 And Che’-lub the brother of Shu’-ah begat Me’-hir, which was the father of Esh’-ton.
12 And Esh’-ton begat Beth’-raph-a, and Pa’-se-ah, and Te’-hin-nah the father of Irnahash. These are the men of Re’-chah.
13 And the sons of Ke’-naz; Oth’-ni-el, and Ser’-a-i-ah: and the sons of Oth’-ni-el; Ha’-thath.
14 And Me’-on-o-thai begat Oph’-rah: and Ser’-a-i-ah begat Jo’-ab, the father of the valley of Char’-a-shim; for they were craftsmen.
15 And the sons of Ca’-leb the son of Jeph’-un-neh; I’-ru, E’-lah, and Na’-am: and the sons of E’-lah, even Ke’-naz.
16 And the sons of Je-ha’-le-leel; Ziph, and Zi’-phah, Tir’-i-a, and As’-a-re-el.
17 And the sons of Ez’-ra were, Je’-ther, and Me’-red, and E’-pher, and Ja’-lon: and she bare Mir’-i-am, and Sham’-mai, and Ishbah the father of Esh’-te-mo-a.
18 And his wife Je-hu’-di-jah bare Je’-red the father of Ge’-dor, and He’-ber the father of So’-cho, and Je’-ku-thi-el the father of Zan’-o-ah. And these are the sons of Bi’-thi-ah the daughter of Phar’-aoh, which Me’-red took.
19 And the sons of his wife Ho’-di-ah the sister of Na’-ham, the father of Kei’-lah the Gar’-mite, and Esh’-te-mo-a the Ma’-ach-a-thite.
20 And the sons of Shi’-mon were, Am’-non, and Rin’-nah, Ben’-ha-nan, and Ti’-lon. And the sons of Ish’-i were, Zo’-heth, and Ben’-zo-heth.
21 The sons of She’-lah the son of Ju’-dah were, Er the father of Le’-cah, and La’-a-dah the father of Mar’-e-shah, and the families of the house of them that wrought fine linen, of the house of Ash’-be-a,
22 And Jo’-kim, and the men of Cho’-ze-ba, and Jo’-ash, and Sa’-raph, who had the dominion in Mo’-ab, and Ja-shu’-bi-le-hem. And these are ancient things.
23 These were the potters, and those that dwelt among plants and hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work.
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 email@example.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.