This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #332, 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 11:20-47.
1 Chronicles 11:20-47
20 And Ab’-i-shai the brother of Jo’-ab, he was chief of the three: for lifting up his spear against three hundred, he slew them, and had a name among the three.
21 Of the three, he was more honourable than the two; for he was their captain: howbeit he attained not to the first three.
22 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: also he went down and slew a lion in a pit in a snowy day.
23 And he slew an E-gyp’-tian, a man of great stature, five cubits high; and in the E-gyp’-tian’s hand was a spear like a weaver’s beam; and 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.
24 These things did Be-nai’-ah the son of Je-hoi’-a-da, and had the name among the three mighties.
25 Behold, he was honourable among the thirty, but attained not to the first three: and Da’-vid set him over his guard.
26 Also the valiant men of the armies were, As’-a-hel the brother of Jo’-ab, El-ha’-nan the son of Do’-do of Beth’-le-hem,
27 Sham’-moth the Har’-o-rite, He’-lez the Pe’-lo-nite,
28 Ira the son of Ik’-kesh the Te-ko’-ite, A’-bi-e’-zer the An’-to-thite,
29 Sib’-be-cai the Hu’-sha-thite, I’-la-i the A-ho’-hite,
30 Ma’-ha-rai the Ne-toph’-a-thite, He’-led the son of Ba’-a-nah the Ne-toph’-a-thite,
31 I-tha’-i the son of Ri-ba’-i of Gib’-e-ah, that pertained to the children of Ben’-ja-min, Be-nai’-ah the Pi-ra’-thon-ite,
32 Hu-ra-i of the brooks of Ga’-ash, A-bi’-el the Ar’-ba-thite,
33 Az-ma’-veth the Ba-ha-ru’-mite, E-li-ah’-ba the Sha-al-bo’-nite,
34 The sons of Ha’-shem the Gi’-zon-ite, Jon’-a-than the son of Sha’-ge the Har’-a-rite,
35 A-hi’-am the son of Sa’-car the Har’-a-rite, Eliphal the son of Ur,
36 He’-pher the Me-che’-ra-thite, A-hi’-jah the Pe’-lo-nite,
37 Hez’-ro the Car’-mel-ite, Na’-a-rai the son of Ez’-bai,
38 Jo’-el the brother of Na’-than, Mib’-har the son of Hag-ge’-ri,
39 Ze’-lek the Am’-mon-ite, Na’-ha-rai the Be’-ro-thite, the armourbearer of Jo’-ab the son of Zer-u-i’-ah,
40 I’-ra the Ith’-rite, Ga’-reb the Ith’-rite,
41 U-ri’-ah the Hit’-tite, Za’-bad the son of Ah’-la-i,
42 Ad’-i-na the son of Shi’-za the Reu’-ben-ite, a captain of the Reu’-ben-ites, and thirty with him,
43 Ha’-nan the son of Ma’-a-chah, and Josh’-a-phat the Mith’-nite,
44 Uz-zi’-a the Ash-te’-ra-thite, Sha’-ma and Je-hi’-el the sons of Ho’-than the A-ro’-er-ite,
45 Jed-i-a’-el the son of Shim’-ri, and Jo’-ha his brother, the Ti’-zite,
46 E-li’-el the Ma-ha’-vite, and Jer-i-ba’-i, and Josh-a-vi’-ah, the sons of El-na’-am, and Ith’-mah the Mo’-ab-ite,
47 E-li’-el, and O’-bed, and Jas’-i-el the Me-sob’-a-ite.
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.