This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Devotional Bible Reading Episode #46. 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 16, Exodus 17 and Colossians 1.
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 they took their journey from E’-lim, and all the congregation of the children of Is’-ra-el came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between E’-lim and Si’-nai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of E’-gypt.
2 And the whole congregation of the children of Is’-ra-el murmured against Mo’-ses and Aa’-ron in the wilderness:
3 And the children of Is’-ra-el said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of E’-gypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.
4 Then said the Lord unto Mo’-ses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.
5 And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.
6 And Mo’-ses and Aa’-ron said unto all the children of Is’-ra-el, At even, then ye shall know that the Lord hath brought you out from the land of E’-gypt:
7 And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the Lord; for that he heareth your murmurings against the Lord: and what are we, that ye murmur against us?
8 And Mo’-ses said, This shall be, when the Lord shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the Lord heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the Lord.
9 And Mo’-ses spake unto Aa’-ron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Is’-ra-el, Come near before the Lord: for he hath heard your murmurings.
10 And it came to pass, as Aa’-ron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Is’-ra-el, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud.
11 And the Lord spake unto Mo’-ses, saying,
12 I have heard the murmurings of the children of Is’-ra-el: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God.
13 And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the host.
14 And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.
15 And when the children of Is’-ra-el saw it, they said one to another, It is man’-na: for they wist not what it was. And Mo’-ses said unto them, This is the bread which the Lord hath given you to eat.
16 This is the thing which the Lord hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an o’-mer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents.
17 And the children of Is’-ra-el did so, and gathered, some more, some less.
18 And when they did mete it with an o’-mer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.
19 And Mo’-ses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.
20 Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Mo’-ses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Mo’-ses was wroth with them.
21 And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.
22 And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two o’-mers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Mo’-ses.
23 And he said unto them, This is that which the Lord hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the Lord: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.
24 And they laid it up till the morning, as Mo’-ses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.
25 And Mo’-ses said, Eat that to day; for to day is a sabbath unto the Lord: to day ye shall not find it in the field.
26 Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none.
27 And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none.
28 And the Lord said unto Mo’-ses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?
29 See, for that the Lord hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.
30 So the people rested on the seventh day.
31 And the house of Is’-ra-el called the name thereof Man’-na: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.
32 And Mo’-ses said, This is the thing which the Lord commandeth, Fill an o’-mer of it to be kept for your generations; that they may see the bread wherewith I have fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of E’-gypt.
33 And Mo’-ses said unto Aa’-ron, Take a pot, and put an o’-mer full of man’-na therein, and lay it up before the Lord, to be kept for your generations.
34 As the Lord commanded Mo’-ses, so Aa’-ron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.
35 And the children of Is’-ra-el did eat man’-na forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat man’-na, until they came unto the borders of the land of Ca’-na-an.
36 Now an o’-mer is the tenth part of an e’-phah.
1 And all the congregation of the children of Is’-ra-el journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the Lord, and pitched in Reph’-i-dim: and there was no water for the people to drink.
2 Wherefore the people did chide with Mo’-ses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Mo’-ses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the Lord?
3 And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Mo’-ses, and said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of E’-gypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?
4 And Mo’-ses cried unto the Lord, saying, What shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me.
5 And the Lord said unto Mo’-ses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Is’-ra-el; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go.
6 Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Hor’-eb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Mo’-ses did so in the sight of the elders of Is’-ra-el.
7 And he called the name of the place Mas’-sah, and Mer’-i-bah, because of the chiding of the children of Is’-ra-el, and because they tempted the Lord, saying, Is the Lord among us, or not?
8 Then came Am’-a-lek, and fought with Is’-ra-el in Reph’-i-dim.
9 And Mo’-ses said unto Josh’-u-a, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Am’-a-lek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.
10 So Josh’-u-a did as Mo’-ses had said to him, and fought with Am’-a-lek: and Mo’-ses, Aa’-ron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
11 And it came to pass, when Mo’-ses held up his hand, that Is’-ra-el prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Am’-a-lek prevailed.
12 But Mo’-ses hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aa’-ron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
13 And Josh’-u-a discomfited Am’-a-lek and his people with the edge of the sword.
14 And the Lord said unto Mo’-ses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Josh’-u-a: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Am’-a-lek from under heaven.
15 And Mo’-ses built an altar, and called the name of it Jeho’-vah-nis’-si:
16 For he said, Because the Lord hath sworn that the Lord will have war with Am’-a-lek from generation to generation.
1 Paul, an apostle of Je’-sus Christ by the will of God, and Ti-moth’-e-us our brother,
2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Co-los’-se: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Je’-sus Christ.
3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Je’-sus Christ, praying always for you,
4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Je’-sus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,
5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:
7 As ye also learned of Ep’-a-phras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;
8 Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.
9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:
25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gen’-tiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Je’-sus:
29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
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.