This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Devotional Bible Reading Episode #286. Where I read three chapters of the Holy Bible in the King James Version each 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 1 Chronicles 3, 1 Chronicles 4, and Isaiah 2.
A.W. Tozer said, “The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.”
Johann A. Bengel said, “Apply yourself wholly to the Scriptures, and apply the Scriptures wholly to yourself.”
1 Chronicles 3
1 Now these were the sons of Da’-vid, which were born unto him in He’-bron; the firstborn Am’-non, of A’-hi-no-am the Jez’-re-el-i-tess; the second Dan’-i-el, of Ab’-i-gail the Car’-mel-i-tess:
2 The third, Ab’-sa-lom the son of Ma’-a-chah the daughter of Tal’-mai king of Ge’-shur: the fourth, Ad’-o-ni-jah the son of Hag’-gith:
3 The fifth, Sheph’-a-ti-ah of A’-bi-tal: the sixth, Ithream by Eg’-lah his wife.
4 These six were born unto him in He’-bron; and there he reigned seven years and six months: and in Je-ru’-sa-lem he reigned thirty and three years.
5 And these were born unto him in Je-ru’-sa-lem; Shim’-e-a, and Sho’-bab, and Na’-than, and Solomon, four, of Bath’-shu-a the daughter of Am’-mi-el:
6 Ib’-har also, and El’-i-sha-ma, and El’-i-phe-let,
7 And No’-gah, and Ne’-pheg, and Ja’-phi-a,
8 And El’-i-sha-ma, and Eliada, and El’-i-phe-let, nine.
9 These were all the sons of Da’-vid, beside the sons of the concubines, and Ta’-mar their sister.
10 And Sol’-o-mon’s son was Re’-ho-bo-am, Ab’-i-a his son, Asa his son, Je’-hosh-a-phat his son,
11 Jo’-ram his son, A’-ha-zi-ah his son, Jo’-ash his son,
12 Am’-a-zi-ah his son, Az’-a-ri-ah his son, Jo’-tham his son,
13 A’-haz his son, Hez’-e-ki-ah his son, Man’-as-seh his son,
14 A’-mon his son, Jo’-si-ah his son.
15 And the sons of Jo’-si-ah were, the firstborn Jo’-ha-nan, the second Je’-hoi-a-kim, the third Zed’-e-ki-ah, the fourth Shal’-lum.
16 And the sons of Je’-hoi-a-kim: Je’-co-ni-ah his son, Zed’-e-ki-ah his son.
17 And the sons of Je’-co-ni-ah; As’-sir, Sal’-a-thi-el his son,
18 Mal’-chi-ram also, and Ped’-a-iah, and Shen’-a-zar, Jec’-a-mi-ah, Hoshama, and Ned’-a-bi-ah.
19 And the sons of Ped’-a-iah were, Ze’-rub-ba-bel, and Shim’-e-i: and the sons of Ze’-rub-ba-bel; Me’-shul-lam, and Han’-a-ni-ah, and Shel’-o-mith their sister:
20 And Ha’-shu-bah, and O’-hel, and Be’-rech-i-ah, and Has’-a-di-ah, Jush’-ab-hes-ed, five.
21 And the sons of Han’-a-ni-ah; Pel’-a-ti-ah, and Je’-sa-iah: the sons of Reph’-a-iah, the sons of Ar’-nan, the sons of O’-ba-di-ah, the sons of Shech’-aniah.
22 And the sons of Shech’-a-ni-ah; Shem’-a-iah: and the sons of Shem’-a-iah; Hat’-tush, and I’-ge-al, and Bariah, and Ne’-a-ri-ah, and Sha’-phat, six.
23 And the sons of Ne’-a-ri-ah; El’-i-o-e-nai, and Hez’-e-ki-ah, and Az’-ri-kam, three.
24 And the sons of El’-i-o-e-nai were, Ho’-dai-ah, and El’-i-a-shib, and Pel’-a-i-ah, and Ak’-kub, and Jo’-ha-nan, and Dalaiah, and A’-nan-i, seven.
1 Chronicles 4
1 The sons of Ju’-dah; Phar’-ez, Hez’-ron, and Car’-mi, and Hur, and Sho’-bal.
2 And Re’-a-iah the son of Sho’-bal begat Ja’-hath; and Ja’-hath begat A’-hu-mai, and La’-had. These are the families of the Zo’-rath-ites.
3 And these were of the father of E’-tam; Jez’-re-el, and Ish’-ma, and Id’-bash: and the name of their sister was Haz’-el-el-po-ni:
4 And Penuel the father of Ge’-dor, and E’-zer the father of Hu’-shah. These are the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Eph’-ra-tah, the father of Beth’-le-hem.
5 And A’-shur the father of Te’-ko-a had two wives, He’-lah and Na’-a-rah.
6 And Na’-a-rah bare him A’-hu-zam, and He’-pher, and Te’-men-i, and Ha’-a-hash-ta-ri. These were the sons of Na’-a-rah.
7 And the sons of He’-lah were, Ze’-reth, and Jez’-o-ar, and Eth’-nan.
8 And Coz begat A’-nub, and Zo’-be-bah, and the families of A’-har-hel the son of Ha’-rum.
9 And Ja’-bez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Ja’-bez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.
10 And Ja’-bez called on the God of Is’-ra-el, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.
11 And Che’-lub the brother of Shu’-ah begat Me’-hir, which was the father of Esh’-ton.
12 And Esh’-ton begat Beth’-raph-a, and Pa’-se-ah, and Te’-hin-nah the father of Irnahash. These are the men of Re’-chah.
13 And the sons of Ke’-naz; Oth’-ni-el, and Ser’-a-i-ah: and the sons of Oth’-ni-el; Ha’-thath.
14 And Me’-on-o-thai begat Oph’-rah: and Ser’-a-i-ah begat Jo’-ab, the father of the valley of Char’-a-shim; for they were craftsmen.
15 And the sons of Ca’-leb the son of Jeph’-un-neh; I’-ru, E’-lah, and Na’-am: and the sons of E’-lah, even Ke’-naz.
16 And the sons of Je-ha’-le-leel; Ziph, and Zi’-phah, Tir’-i-a, and As’-a-re-el.
17 And the sons of Ez’-ra were, Je’-ther, and Me’-red, and E’-pher, and Ja’-lon: and she bare Mir’-i-am, and Sham’-mai, and Ishbah the father of Esh’-te-mo-a.
18 And his wife Je-hu’-di-jah bare Je’-red the father of Ge’-dor, and He’-ber the father of So’-cho, and Je’-ku-thi-el the father of Zan’-o-ah. And these are the sons of Bi’-thi-ah the daughter of Phar’-aoh, which Me’-red took.
19 And the sons of his wife Ho’-di-ah the sister of Na’-ham, the father of Kei’-lah the Gar’-mite, and Esh’-te-mo-a the Ma’-ach-a-thite.
20 And the sons of Shi’-mon were, Am’-non, and Rin’-nah, Ben’-ha-nan, and Ti’-lon. And the sons of Ish’-i were, Zo’-heth, and Ben’-zo-heth.
21 The sons of She’-lah the son of Ju’-dah were, Er the father of Le’-cah, and La’-a-dah the father of Mar’-e-shah, and the families of the house of them that wrought fine linen, of the house of Ash’-be-a,
22 And Jo’-kim, and the men of Cho’-ze-ba, and Jo’-ash, and Sa’-raph, who had the dominion in Mo’-ab, and Ja-shu’-bi-le-hem. And these are ancient things.
23 These were the potters, and those that dwelt among plants and hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work.
24 The sons of Sim’-e-on were, Nem’-u-el, and Ja’-min, Ja’-rib, Ze’-rah, and Sha’-ul:
25 Shallum his son, Mib’-sam his son, Mish’-ma his son.
26 And the sons of Mish’-ma; Ham’-u-el his son, Zac’-chur his son, Shim’-e-i his son.
27 And Shim’-e-i had sixteen sons and six daughters: but his brethren had not many children, neither did all their family multiply, like to the children of Ju’-dah.
28 And they dwelt at Be’-er-she-ba, and Mol’-a-dah, and Haz’-ar-shu-al,
29 And at Bil’-hah, and at E’-zem, and at To’-lad,
30 And at Beth’-u-el, and at Hor’-mah, and at Zik’-lag,
31 And at Beth’-mar-ca-both, and Haz’-ar-su-sim, and at Beth’-bi-rei, and at Sha’-a-ra-im. These were their cities unto the reign of Da’-vid.
32 And their villages were, E’-tam, and Ain, Rim’-mon, and To’-chen, and Ash’-an, five cities:
33 And all their villages that were round about the same cities, unto Baal. These were their habitations, and their genealogy.
34 And Mesh’-o-bab, and Jam’-lech, and Jo’-shah, the son of Am’-a-zi-ah,
35 And Jo’-el, and Je’-hu the son of Jo’-si-bi-ah, the son of Ser’-a-i-ah, the son of As’-i-el,
36 And El’-i-o-en-ai, and Ja-ak’-o-bah, and Jesh’-o-hai-ah, and As’-a-i-ah, and Ad’-i-el, and Jed’-i-mi-el, and Ben’-a-i-ah,
37 And Zi’-za the son of Shiphi, the son of Al’-lon, the son of Jed’-a-iah, the son of Shim’-ri, the son of Shem’-a-iah;
38 These mentioned by their names were princes in their families: and the house of their fathers increased greatly.
39 And they went to the entrance of Ge’-dor, even unto the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.
40 And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for they of Ham had dwelt there of old.
41 And these written by name came in the days of Hez’-e-ki-ah king of Ju’-dah, and smote their tents, and the habitations that were found there, and destroyed them utterly unto this day, and dwelt in their rooms: because there was pasture there for their flocks.
42 And some of them, even of the sons of Sim’-e-on, five hundred men, went to mount Se’-ir, having for their captains Pel’-a-ti-ah, and Ne’-a-ri-ah, and Reph’-a-i-ah, and Uz’-zi-el, the sons of Ish’-i.
43 And they smote the rest of the Am’-al-e-kites that were escaped, and dwelt there unto this day.
1 The word that Isaiah the son of A’-moz saw concerning Ju’-dah and Je-ru’-sa-lem.
2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Ja’-cob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zi’-on shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Je-ru’-sa-lem.
4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
5 O house of Ja’-cob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord.
6 Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Ja’-cob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Phil’-is-tines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.
7 Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots:
8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:
9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.
10 Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty.
11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.
12 For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:
13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Ba’-shan,
14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up,
15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,
16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.
17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.
18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;
21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of ?
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.