This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #303, 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 Samuel 18.
1 Samuel 18
1 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jon’-a-than was knit with the soul of Da’-vid, and Jon’-a-than loved him as his own soul.
2 And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father’s house.
3 Then Jon’-a-than and Da’-vid made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.
4 And Jon’-a-than stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to Da’-vid, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.
5 And Da’-vid went out whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely: and Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul’s servants.
6 And it came to pass as they came, when Da’-vid was returned from the slaughter of the Phil’-is-tine, that the women came out of all cities of Is’-ra-el, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick.
7 And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and Da’-vid his ten thousands.
8 And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto Da’-vid ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom?
9 And Saul eyed Da’-vid from that day and forward.
10 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and Da’-vid played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saul’s hand.
11 And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite Da’-vid even to the wall with it. And Da’-vid avoided out of his presence twice.
12 And Saul was afraid of Da’-vid, because the Lord was with him, and was departed from Saul.
13 Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.
14 And Da’-vid behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the Lord was with him.
15 Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him.
16 But all Is’-ra-el and Ju’-dah loved Da’-vid, because he went out and came in before them.
17 And Saul said to Da’-vid, Behold my elder daughter Me’-rab, her will I give thee to wife: only be thou valiant for me, and fight the Lord’s battles. For Saul said, Let not mine hand be upon him, but let the hand of the Phil’-is-tines be upon him.
18 And Da’-vid said unto Saul, Who am I? and what is my life, or my father’s family in Is’-ra-el, that I should be son in law to the king?
19 But it came to pass at the time when Me’-rab Saul’s daughter should have been given to Da’-vid, that she was given unto A’-dri-el the Me-ho’-la-thite to wife.
20 And Mi’-chal Saul’s daughter loved Da’-vid: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.
21 And Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a snare to him, and that the hand of the Phil’-is-tines may be against him. Wherefore Saul said to Da’-vid, Thou shalt this day be my son in law in the one of the twain.
22 And Saul commanded his servants, saying, Commune with Da’-vid secretly, and say, Behold, the king hath delight in thee, and all his servants love thee: now therefore be the king’s son in law.
23 And Saul’s servants spake those words in the ears of Da’-vid. And Da’-vid said, Seemeth it to you a light thing to be a king’s son in law, seeing that I am a poor man, and lightly esteemed?
24 And the servants of Saul told him, saying, On this manner spake Da’-vid.
25 And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to Da’-vid, The king desireth not any dowry, but an hundred foreskins of the Phil’-is-tines, to be avenged of the king’s enemies. But Saul thought to make Da’-vid fall by the hand of the Phil’-is-tines.
26 And when his servants told Da’-vid these words, it pleased Da’-vid well to be the king’s son in law: and the days were not expired.
27 Wherefore Da’-vid arose and went, he and his men, and slew of the Phil’-is-tines two hundred men; and Da’-vid brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full tale to the king, that he might be the king’s son in law. And Saul gave him Mi’-chal his daughter to wife.
28 And Saul saw and knew that the Lord was with Da’-vid, and that Mi’-chal Saul’s daughter loved him.
29 And Saul was yet the more afraid of Da’-vid; and Saul became Da’-vid’s enemy continually.
30 Then the princes of the Phil’-is-tines went forth: and it came to pass, after they went forth, that Da’-vid behaved himself more wisely than all the servants of Saul; so that his name was much set by.
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.