This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Devotional Bible Reading Episode #119. 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. Today we are reading Numbers 33, Psalm 119:25-48 and 1 Thessalonians 1.
Billy Graham said, “The Bible is God’s gift to us. It came from God, and it points us to God.”
James Merritt said, “The primary purpose of reading the Bible is not to know the Bible but to know God.”
1 These are the journeys of the children of Is’-ra-el, which went forth out of the land of E’-gypt with their armies under the hand of Mo’-ses and Aa’-ron.
2 And Mo’-ses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of the Lord: and these are their journeys according to their goings out.
3 And they departed from Ram’-e-ses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the morrow after the passover the children of Is’-ra-el went out with an high hand in the sight of all the E’-gyp-tians.
4 For the E’-gyp-tians buried all their firstborn, which the Lord had smitten among them: upon their gods also the Lord executed judgments.
5 And the children of Is’-ra-el removed from Ram’-e-ses, and pitched in Suc’-coth.
6 And they departed from Suc’-coth, and pitched in E’-tham, which is in the edge of the wilderness.
7 And they removed from E’-tham, and turned again unto Pi-ha-hi’-roth, which is before Ba’-al-ze-phon: and they pitched before Mig’-dol.
8 And they departed from before Pi-ha-hi’-roth, and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness, and went three days’journey in the wilderness of E’-tham, and pitched in Mar’-ah.
9 And they removed from Mar’-ah, and came unto E’-lim: and in E’-lim were twelve fountains of water, and threescore and ten palm trees; and they pitched there.
10 And they removed from E’-lim, and encamped by the Red sea.
11 And they removed from the Red sea, and encamped in the wilderness of Sin.
12 And they took their journey out of the wilderness of Sin, and encamped in Doph’-kah.
13 And they departed from Doph’-kah, and encamped in A’-lush.
14 And they removed from A’-lush, and encamped at Reph’-i-dim, where was no water for the people to drink.
15 And they departed from Reph’-i-dim, and pitched in the wilderness of Si’-nai.
16 And they removed from the desert of Si’-nai, and pitched at Kib’-roth-hat-ta’-a-vah.
17 And they departed from Kib’-roth-hat-ta’-a-vah, and encamped at Ha-ze’-roth.
18 And they departed from Ha-ze’-roth, and pitched in Rith’-mah.
19 And they departed from Rith’-mah, and pitched at Rim’-mon-par’-ez.
20 And they departed from Rim’-mon-par’-ez, and pitched in Lib’-nah.
21 And they removed from Lib’-nah, and pitched at Ris’-sah.
22 And they journeyed from Ris’-sah, and pitched in Ke-he-la’-thah.
23 And they went from Ke-he-la’-thah, and pitched in mount Sha’-pher.
24 And they removed from mount Sha’-pher, and encamped in Ha-ra’-dah.
25 And they removed from Ha-ra’-dah, and pitched in Mak-he’-loth.
26 And they removed from Mak-he’-loth, and encamped at Ta’-hath.
27 And they departed from Ta’-hath, and pitched at Tar’-ah.
28 And they removed from Tar’-ah, and pitched in Mith’-cah.
29 And they went from Mith’-cah, and pitched in Hash-mo’-nah.
30 And they departed from Hash-mo’-nah, and encamped at Mo’-se-roth.
31 And they departed from Mo’-se-roth, and pitched in Ben’-e-ja’-a-kan.
32 And they removed from Ben’-e-ja’-a-kan, and encamped at Hor-ha-gid’-gad.
33 And they went from Hor-ha-gid’-gad, and pitched in Jot’-ba-thah.
34 And they removed from Jot’-ba-thah, and encamped at Eb-ro’-nah.
35 And they departed from Eb-ro’-nah, and encamped at E’-zi-on-ga’-ber.
36 And they removed from E’-zi-on-ga’-ber, and pitched in the wilderness of Zin, which is Ka’-desh.
37 And they removed from Ka’-desh, and pitched in mount Hor, in the edge of the land of E’-dom.
38 And Aa’-ron the priest went up into mount Hor at the commandment of the Lord, and died there, in the fortieth year after the children of Is’-ra-el were come out of the land of E’-gypt, in the first day of the fifth month.
39 And Aa’-ron was an hundred and twenty and three years old when he died in mount Hor.
40 And king Ar’-ad the Ca’-na-an-ite, which dwelt in the south in the land of Ca’-na-an, heard of the coming of the children of Is’-ra-el.
41 And they departed from mount Hor, and pitched in Zal-mo’-nah.
42 And they departed from Zal-mo’-nah, and pitched in Pu’-non.
43 And they departed from Pu’-non, and pitched in O’-both.
44 And they departed from O’-both, and pitched in I’-je-ab’-a-rim, in the border of Mo’-ab.
45 And they departed from I’-im, and pitched in Di’-bon-gad.
46 And they removed from Di’-bon-gad, and encamped in Al-mon-dib-la-tha’-im.
47 And they removed from Al-mon-dib-la-tha’-im, and pitched in the mountains of Ab’-a-rim, before Ne’-bo.
48 And they departed from the mountains of Ab’-a-rim, and pitched in the plains of Mo’-ab by Jor’-dan near Jer’-i-cho.
49 And they pitched by Jor’-dan, from Beth-jes’-i-moth even unto Abelshittim in the plains of Mo’-ab.
50 And the Lord spake unto Mo’-ses in the plains of Mo’-ab by Jor’-dan near Jer’-i-cho, saying,
51 Speak unto the children of Is’-ra-el, and say unto them, When ye are passed over Jor’-dan into the land of Ca’-na-an;
52 Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places:
53 And ye shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land, and dwell therein: for I have given you the land to possess it.
54 And ye shall divide the land by lot for an inheritance among your families: and to the more ye shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer ye shall give the less inheritance: every man’s inheritance shall be in the place where his lot falleth; according to the tribes of your fathers ye shall inherit.
55 But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell.
56 Moreover it shall come to pass, that I shall do unto you, as I thought to do unto them.
25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.
26 I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes.
27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
28 My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
29 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously.
30 I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.
31 I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O Lord, put me not to shame.
32 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.
33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.
34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.
37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.
38 Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.
39 Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.
40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.
41 Let thy mercies come also unto me, O Lord, even thy salvation, according to thy word.
42 So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.
43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.
44 So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.
45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
46 I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.
47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.
48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.
1 Thessalonians 1
1 Paul, and Sil-va-nus, and Ti-moth’-e-us,, unto the church of the Thess-a-lo’-ni-ans which is in God the Father and in the Lord Je’-sus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Je’-sus Christ.
2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;
3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Je’-sus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
4 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.
5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.
7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Mac-e-do’-ni-a and A-chai’-a.
8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Mac-e-do’-ni-a and A-chai’-a, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.
9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;
10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Je’-sus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
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 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.