This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #338, 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 14:8-17 and 2 Samuel 5:6-10.
1 Chronicles 14:8-17
8 And when the Phil’-is-tines heard that Da’-vid was anointed king over all Is’-ra-el, all the Phil’-is-tines went up to seek Da’-vid. And Da’-vid heard of it, and went out against them.
9 And the Phil’-is-tines came and spread themselves in the valley of Reph’-a-im.
10 And Da’-vid enquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Phil’-is-tines? And wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the Lord said unto him, Go up; for I will deliver them into thine hand.
11 So they came up to Ba’-al-pe-ra’-zim; and Da’-vid smote them there. Then Da’-vid said, God hath broken in upon mine enemies by mine hand like the breaking forth of waters: therefore they called the name of that place Ba’-al-pe-ra’-zim.
12 And when they had left their gods there, Da’-vid gave a commandment, and they were burned with fire.
13 And the Phil’-is-tines yet again spread themselves abroad in the valley.
14 Therefore Da’-vid enquired again of God; and God said unto him, Go not up after them; turn away from them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.
15 And it shall be, when thou shalt hear a sound of going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt go out to battle: for God is gone forth before thee to smite the host of the Phil’-is-tines.
16 Da’-vid therefore did as God commanded him: and they smote the host of the Phil’-is-tines from Gib’-e-on even to Ga’-zer.
17 And the fame of Da’-vid went out into all lands; and the Lord brought the fear of him upon all nations.
2 Samuel 5:6-10
6 And the king and his men went to Je-ru’-sa-lem unto the Je’-bu-sites, the inhabitants of the land: which spake unto Da’-vid, saying, Except thou take away the blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in hither: thinking, Da’-vid cannot come in hither.
7 Nevertheless Da’-vid took the strong hold of Zi’-on: the same is the city of Da’-vid.
8 And Da’-vid said on that day, Whosoever getteth up to the gutter, and smiteth the Je’-bu-sites, and the lame and the blind that are hated of Da’-vid’s soul, he shall be chief and captain. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.
9 So Da’-vid dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of Da’-vid. And Da’-vid built round about from Mil’-lo and inward.
10 And Da’-vid went on, and grew great, and the Lord God of hosts was with him.
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.