This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Devotional Bible Reading Episode #45. Where I read three chapters of the Holy Bible in the King James Version a day with my family as a part of our family devotions, to encourage you to read the Holy Bible in a year’s time. We are using a modified version of the Five Day Bible Reading Plan. It is modified because we read the Bible everyday and not just five days a week. The benefit of using the Five Day Bible Reading Plan is: you can read the entire Bible in a chronological reading plan that helps the Bible make sense. Today we are reading Exodus 14, Exodus 15 and Hebrews 13.
Augustine of Hippo said, “The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home.”
N. T. Wright said, “The Bible is the book of my life. It’s the book I live with, the book I live by, the book I want to die by.”
1 And the Lord spake unto Mo’-ses, saying,
2 Speak unto the children of Is’-ra-el, that they turn and encamp before Pi-ha-hi’-roth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Ba’-al-ze’-phon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.
3 For Phar’-aoh will say of the children of Is’-ra-el, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.
4 And I will harden Phar’-aoh’s heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Phar’-aoh, and upon all his host; that the E’-gyp-tians may know that I am the Lord. And they did so.
5 And it was told the king of E’-gypt that the people fled: and the heart of Phar’-aoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Is’-ra-el go from serving us?
6 And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:
7 And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of E’-gypt, and captains over every one of them.
8 And the Lord hardened the heart of Phar’-aoh king of E’-gypt, and he pursued after the children of Is’-ra-el: and the children of Is’-ra-el went out with an high hand.
9 But the E’-gyp-tians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Phar’-aoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pi-ha-hi’-roth, before Ba’-al-ze’-phon.
10 And when Phar’-aoh drew nigh, the children of Is’-ra-el lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the E’-gyp-tians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Is’-ra-el cried out unto the Lord.
11 And they said unto Mo’-ses, Because there were no graves in E’-gypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of E’-gypt?
12 Is not this the word that we did tell thee in E’-gypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the E’-gyp-tians? For it had been better for us to serve the E’-gyp-tians, than that we should die in the wilderness.
13 And Mo’-ses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the E’-gyp-tians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
14 The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
15 And the Lord said unto Mo’-ses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Is’-ra-el, that they go forward:
16 But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Is’-ra-el shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.
17 And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the E’-gyp-tians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Phar’-aoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
18 And the E’-gyp-tians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gotten me honour upon Phar’-aoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Is’-ra-el, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:
20 And it came between the camp of the E’-gyp-tians and the camp of Is’-ra-el; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.
21 And Mo’-ses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
22 And the children of Is’-ra-el went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
23 And the E’-gyp-tians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Phar’-aoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
24 And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the Lord looked unto the host of the E’-gyp-tians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the E’-gyp-tians,
25 And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the E’-gyp-tians said, Let us flee from the face of Is’-ra-el; for the Lord fighteth for them against the E’-gyp-tians.
26 And the Lord said unto Mo’-ses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the E’-gyp-tians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.
27 And Mo’-ses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the E’-gyp-tians fled against it; and the Lord overthrew the E’-gyp-tians in the midst of the sea.
28 And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Phar’-aoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.
29 But the children of Is’-ra-el walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
30 Thus the Lord saved Is’-ra-el that day out of the hand of the E’-gyp-tians; and Is’-ra-el saw the E’-gyp-tians dead upon the sea shore.
31 And Is’-ra-el saw that great work which the Lord did upon the E’-gyp-tians: and the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord, and his servant Mo’-ses.
1 Then sang Mo’-ses and the children of Is’-ra-el this song unto the Lord, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
2 The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
3 The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name.
4 Phar’-aoh’s chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.
5 The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.
6 Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
7 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.
8 And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
11 Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
12 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.
13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.
14 The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Pal-es-ti’-na.
15 Then the dukes of E’-dom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Mo’-ab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Ca’-na-an shall melt away.
16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O Lord, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.
17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O Lord, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established.
18 The Lord shall reign for ever and ever.
19 For the horse of Phar’-aoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the Lord brought again the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Is’-ra-el went on dry land in the midst of the sea.
20 And Mir’-i-am the prophetess, the sister of Aa’-ron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.
21 And Mir’-i-am answered them, Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
22 So Mo’-ses brought Is’-ra-el from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.
23 And when they came to Mar’-ah, they could not drink of the waters of Mar’-ah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Mar’-ah.
24 And the people murmured against Mo’-ses, saying, What shall we drink?
25 And he cried unto the Lord; and the Lord shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them,
26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the E’-gyp-tians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.
27 And they came to E’-lim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.
1 Let brotherly love continue.
2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
8 Je’-sus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
10 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.
11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.
12 Wherefore Je’-sus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.
14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
18 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.
19 But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Je’-sus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. A’-men.
22 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.
23 Know ye that our brother Tim’-o-thy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.
24 Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of It’-a-ly salute you.
25 Grace be with you all. A’-men.
When I was a teenager I wanted to get wisdom and knowledge, so I set out the 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 protected] 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.