This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #331, 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 11:10-19 and 2 Samuel 23:18-39.
1 Chronicles 11:10-19
10 These also are the chief of the mighty men whom Da’-vid had, who strengthened themselves with him in his kingdom, and with all Is’-ra-el, to make him king, according to the word of the Lord concerning Is’-ra-el.
11 And this is the number of the mighty men whom Da’-vid had; Ja-shob’-e-am, an Hach’-mo-nite, the chief of the captains: he lifted up his spear against three hundred slain by him at one time.
12 And after him was El’-e-a-zar the son of Do’-do, the A-ho’-hite, who was one of the three mighties.
13 He was with Da’-vid at Pas-dam’-mim, and there the Phil’-is-tines were gathered together to battle, where was a parcel of ground full of barley; and the people fled from before the Phil’-is-tines.
14 And they set themselves in the midst of that parcel, and delivered it, and slew the Phil’-is-tines; and the Lord saved them by a great deliverance.
15 Now three of the thirty captains went down to the rock to Da’-vid, into the cave of A-dul’-lam; and the host of the Phil’-is-tines encamped in the valley of Reph’-a-im.
16 And Da’-vid was then in the hold, and the Phil’-is-tines’ garrison was then at Beth’-le-hem.
17 And Da’-vid longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Beth’-le-hem, that is at the gate!
18 And the three 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: but Da’-vid would not drink of it, but poured it out to the Lord.
19 And said, My God forbid it me, that I should do this thing: shall I drink the blood of these men that have put their lives in jeopardy? for with the jeopardy of their lives they brought it. Therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mightiest.
2 Samuel 23:18-39
18 And Ab’-i-shai, the brother of Jo’-ab, the son of Zer-u-i’-ah, was chief among three. And he lifted up his spear against three hundred, and slew them, and had the name among three.
19 Was he not most honourable of three? therefore he was their captain: howbeit he attained not unto the first three.
20 And Be-nai’-ah the son of Je-hoi’-a-da, the son of a valiant man, of Kab’-zeel, who had done many acts, he slew two lionlike men of Mo’-ab: he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow:
21 And he slew an E-gyp’-tian, a goodly man: and the E-gyp’-tian had a spear in his hand; but he went down to him with a staff, and plucked the spear out of the E-gyp’-tian’s hand, and slew him with his own spear.
22 These things did Be-nai’-ah the son of Je-hoi’-a-da, and had the name among three mighty men.
23 He was more honourable than the thirty, but he attained not to the first three. And Da’-vid set him over his guard.
24 As’-a-hel the brother of Jo’-ab was one of the thirty; El-ha’-nan the son of Do’-do of Beth’-le-hem,
25 Sham’-mah the Har’-od-ite, E-li’-ka the Har’-od-ite,
26 He’-lez the Pal’-tite, I’-ra the son of Ik’-kesh the Te-ko-ite,
27 A-bi-e’-zer the An-e-tho’-thite, Me-bun’-nai the Hu’-sha-thite,
28 Za’-mon the A-ho’-hite, Ma’-ha-rai the Ne-toph’-a-thite,
29 He’-leb the son of Ba’-a-nah, a Ne-toph’-a-thite, It-ta’-i the son of Ri-ba’-i out of Gib’-e-ah of the children of Ben’-ja-min,
30 Be-nai’-ah the Pi-ra’-thon-ite, Hid-da’-i of the brooks of Ga’-ash,
31 A’-bi-al’-bon the Ar’-ba-thite, Az-ma’-veth the Bar-hu’-mite,
32 E-li-ah’-ba the Sha-al-bo’-nite, of the sons of Jash’-en, Jon’-a-than,
33 Sham’-mah the Har’-a-rite, A-hi’-am the son of Shar’-ar the Har’-a-rite,
34 E-liph’-e-let the son of A-has’-bai, the son of the Ma-ach’-a-thite, E-li’-am the son of A-hith’-o-phel the Gi’-lo-nite,
35 Hez’-rai the Car’-mel-ite, Pa’-a-rai the Ar’-bite,
36 I’-gal the son of Na’-than of Zo’-bah, Ba’-ni the Gad’-ite,
37 Ze’-lek the Am’-mon-ite, Na’-ha-ri the Beer’-o-thite, armourbearer to Jo’-ab the son of Zer-u-i’-ah,
38 I’-ra an Ith’-rite, Gar’-eb an Ith’-rite,
39 U-ri’-ah the Hit’-tite: thirty and seven in all.
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.”
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God loves you. We love you. And may God bless.