This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #330, 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 2 Samuel 3:1-5, 1 Chronicles 3:1-4, and 2 Samuel 23:8-17.
2 Samuel 3:1-5
1 Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of Da’-vid: but Da’-vid waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.
2 And unto Da’-vid were sons born in He’-bron: and his firstborn was Am’-non, of A-hin’-o-am the Jez’-re-el-i-tess;
3 And his second, Chi’-le-ab, of A’-bi-gail the wife of Na’-bal the Car’-mel-ite; and the third, Ab’-sa-lom the son of Ma’-a-cah the daughter of Tal’-mai king of Ge’-shur;
4 And the fourth, A-don’-i-jah the son of Hag’-gith; and the fifth, She’-pha-ti’-ah the son of A’-bi-tal;
5 And the sixth, Ith’-re-am, by Eg’-lah Da’-vid’s wife. These were born to Da’-vid in He’-bron.
1 Chronicles 3:1-4
1 Now these were the sons of Da’-vid, which were born unto him in He’-bron; the firstborn Am’-non, of A’-hi-no-am the Jez’-re-el-i-tess; the second Dan’-i-el, of Ab’-i-gail the Car’-mel-i-tess:
2 The third, Ab’-sa-lom the son of Ma’-a-chah the daughter of Tal’-mai king of Ge’-shur: the fourth, Ad’-o-ni-jah the son of Hag’-gith:
3 The fifth, Sheph’-a-ti-ah of A’-bi-tal: the sixth, Ith’-re-am by Eg’-lah his wife.
4 These six were born unto him in He’-bron; and there he reigned seven years and six months: and in Je-ru’-sa-lem he reigned thirty and three years.
2 Samuel 23:8-17
8 These be the names of the mighty men whom Da’-vid had: The Tach’-mo-nite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Ad’-i-no the Ez’-nite: he lift up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time.
9 And after him was El-e-a’-zar the son of Do’-do the A-ho’-hite, one of the three mighty men with Da’-vid, when they defied the Phil’-is-tines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Is’-ra-el were gone away:
10 He arose, and smote the Phil’-is-tines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword: and the Lord wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil.
11 And after him was Sham’-mah the son of A’-gee the Har’-a-rite. And the Phil’-is-tines were gathered together into a troop, where was a piece of ground full of lentiles: and the people fled from the Phil’-is-tines.
12 But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Phil’-is-tines: and the Lord wrought a great victory.
13 And three of the thirty chief went down, and came to Da’-vid in the harvest time unto the cave of A-dul’-lam: and the troop of the Phil’-is-tines pitched in the valley of Reph’-a-im.
14 And Da’-vid was then in an hold, and the garrison of the Phil’-is-tines was then in Beth’-le-hem.
15 And Da’-vid longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Beth’-le-hem, which is by the gate!
16 And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Phil’-is-tines, and drew water out of the well of Beth’-le-hem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to Da’-vid: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the Lord.
17 And he said, Be it far from me, O Lord, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men.
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.