Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible #304: 1 Samuel 19 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 #304, 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 19.

1 Samuel 19
1 And Saul spake to Jon’-a-than his son, and to all his servants, that they should kill Da’-vid.

2 But Jon’-a-than Saul’s son delighted much in Da’-vid: and Jon’-a-than told Da’-vid, saying, Saul my father seeketh to kill thee: now therefore, I pray thee, take heed to thyself until the morning, and abide in a secret place, and hide thyself:

3 And I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where thou art, and I will commune with my father of thee; and what I see, that I will tell thee.

4 And Jon’-a-than spake good of Da’-vid unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against Da’-vid; because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works have been to thee-ward very good:

5 For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Phil’-is-tine, and the Lord wrought a great salvation for all Israel: thou sawest it, and didst rejoice: wherefore then wilt thou sin against innocent blood, to slay Da’-vid without a cause?

6 And Saul hearkened unto the voice of Jon’-a-than: and Saul sware, As the Lord liveth, he shall not be slain.

7 And Jon’-a-than called Da’-vid, and Jon’-a-than shewed him all those things. And Jon’-a-than brought Da’-vid to Saul, and he was in his presence, as in times past.

8 And there was war again: and Da’-vid went out, and fought with the Phil’-is-tines, and slew them with a great slaughter; and they fled from him.

9 And the evil spirit from the Lord was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and Da’-vid played with his hand.

10 And Saul sought to smite Da’-vid even to the wall with the javelin: but he slipped away out of Saul’s presence, and he smote the javelin into the wall: and Da’-vid fled, and escaped that night.

11 Saul also sent messengers unto Da’-vid’s house, to watch him, and to slay him in the morning: and Mi’-chal Da’-vid’s wife told him, saying, If thou save not thy life to night, to morrow thou shalt be slain.

12 So Mi’-chal let Da’-vid down through a window: and he went, and fled, and escaped.

13 And Mi’-chal took an image, and laid it in the bed, and put a pillow of goats’ hair for his bolster, and covered it with a cloth.

14 And when Saul sent messengers to take Da’-vid, she said, He is sick.

15 And Saul sent the messengers again to see Da’-vid, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him.

16 And when the messengers were come in, behold, there was an image in the bed, with a pillow of goats’ hair for his bolster.

17 And Saul said unto Mi’-chal, Why hast thou deceived me so, and sent away mine enemy, that he is escaped? And Mi’-chal answered Saul, He said unto me, Let me go; why should I kill thee?

18 So Da’-vid fled, and escaped, and came to Samuel to Ra’-mah, and told him all that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel went and dwelt in Naioth.

19 And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, Da’-vid is at Naioth in Ra’-mah.

20 And Saul sent messengers to take Da’-vid: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over them, the Spirit of God was upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied.

21 And when it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they prophesied likewise. And Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they prophesied also.

22 Then went he also to Ra’-mah, and came to a great well that is in Sechu: and he asked and said, Where are Samuel and Da’-vid? And one said, Behold, they be at Naioth in Ra’-mah.

23 And he went thither to Naioth in Ra’-mah: and the Spirit of God was upon him also, and he went on, and prophesied, until he came to Naioth in Ra’-mah.

24 And he stripped off his clothes also, and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Wherefore they say, Is Saul also among the prophets?

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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.