Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible #326: 1 Chronicles 12:20-22, 1 Samuel 31 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 #326, 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 12:20-22 and 1 Samuel 31.

1 Chronicles 12:20-22
20 As he went to Zik’-lag, there fell to him of Ma’-nas-seh, Ad’-nah, and Jo’-za-bad, and Jedi-a’-el, and Mi’-cha-el, and Jo’-za-bad, and E-li’-hu, and Zil’-thai, captains of the thousands that were of Ma’-nas-seh.

21 And they helped Da’-vid against the band of the rovers: for they were all mighty men of valour, and were captains in the host.

22 For at that time day by day there came to Da’-vid to help him, until it was a great host, like the host of God.

1 Samuel 31
1 Now the Phil’-is-tines fought against Is’-ra-el: and the men of Israel fled from before the Phil’-is-tines, and fell down slain in mount Gil’-bo-a.

2 And the Phil’-is-tines followed hard upon Saul and upon his sons; and the Phil’-is-tines slew Jon’-a-than, and A-bin’-a-dab, and Mel-chi’-shu-a, Saul’s sons.

3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers.

4 Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.

5 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him.

6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer, and all his men, that same day together.

7 And when the men of Is’-ra-el that were on the other side of the valley, and they that were on the other side Jor’-dan, saw that the men of Is’-ra-el fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook the cities, and fled; and the Phil’-is-tines came and dwelt in them.

8 And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Phil’-is-tines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen in mount Gil’-bo-a.

9 And they cut off his head, and stripped off his armour, and sent into the land of the Phil’-is-tines round about, to publish it in the house of their idols, and among the people.

10 And they put his armour in the house of Ash’-ta-roth: and they fastened his body to the wall of Beth’-shan.

11 And when the inhabitants of Ja’-besh-gil’-e-ad heard of that which the Phil’-is-tines had done to Saul;

12 All the valiant men arose, and went all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth’-shan, and came to Ja’-besh, and burnt them there.

13 And they took their bones, and buried them under a tree at Ja’-besh, and fasted seven days.

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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.