This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #351, 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 9.
2 Samuel 9
1 And Da’-vid said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jon’-a-than’s sake?
2 And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Zi’-ba. And when they had called him unto Da’-vid, the king said unto him, Art thou Zi’-ba? And he said, Thy servant is he.
3 And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Zi’-ba said unto the king, Jon’-a-than hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.
4 And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Zi’-ba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Ma’-chir, the son of Am’-mi-el, in Lo’-de-bar.
5 Then king Da’-vid sent, and fetched him out of the house of Ma’-chir, the son of Am’-mi-el, from Lo’-de-bar.
6 Now when Me-phi’-bo-sheth, the son of Jon’-a-than, the son of Saul, was come unto Da’-vid, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And Da’-vid said, Me-phi’-bo-sheth. And he answered, Behold thy servant!
7 And Da’-vid said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jon’-a-than thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.
8 And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?
9 Then the king called to Zi’-ba, Saul’s servant, and said unto him, I have given unto thy master’s son all that pertained to Saul and to all his house.
10 Thou therefore, and thy sons, and thy servants, shall till the land for him, and thou shalt bring in the fruits, that thy master’s son may have food to eat: but Me-phi’-bo-sheth thy master’s son shall eat bread alway at my table. Now Zi’-ba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.
11 Then said Zi’-ba unto the king, According to all that my lord the king hath commanded his servant, so shall thy servant do. As for Me-phi’-bo-sheth, said the king, he shall eat at my table, as one of the king’s sons.
12 And Me-phi’-bo-sheth had a young son, whose name was Mi’-cha. And all that dwelt in the house of Zi’-ba were servants unto Me-phi’-bo-sheth.
13 So Me-phi’-bo-sheth dwelt in Je-ru’-sa’-lem: for he did eat continually at the king’s table; and was lame on both his feet.
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 email@example.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 you.