This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #26, 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 Genesis 25:1-26 and 1 Chronicles 1:28-34.
1 Then again A’-bra-ham took a wife, and her name was Ke-tu’-rah.
2 And she bare him Zim’-ran, and Jok’-shan, and Me’-dan, and Mid’-i-an, and Ish’-bak, and Shu’-ah.
3 And Jokshan begat She’-ba, and De’-dan. And the sons of De’-dan were Assh-u’-rim, and Le-tu’-shim, and Le-um’-mim.
4 And the sons of Mid’-i-an; E’-phah, and E’-pher, and Ha’-noch, and A-bi’-dah, and El-da’-ah. All these were the children of Ke-tu’-rah.
5 And A’-bra-ham gave all that he had unto I’-saac.
6 But unto the sons of the concubines, which A’-bra-ham had, A’-bra-ham gave gifts, and sent them away from I’-saac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.
7 And these are the days of the years of A’-bra-ham’s life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.
8 Then A’-bra-ham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.
9 And his sons I’-saac and Ish’-ma-el buried him in the cave of Mach-pe’-lah, in the field of E’-phron the son of Zo’-har the Hit’-tite, which is before Mam’-re;
10 The field which A’-bra-ham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was A’-bra-ham buried, and Sar’-ah his wife.
11 And it came to pass after the death of A’-bra-ham, that God blessed his son I’-saac; and I’-saac dwelt by the well La’-hai-roi.
12 Now these are the generations of Ish’-ma-el, A’-bra-ham’s son, whom Ha’-gar the E’-gyp-tian, Sar’-ah’s handmaid, bare unto A’-bra-ham:
13 And these are the names of the sons of Ish’-ma-el, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ish’-ma-el, Ne-ba’-joth; and Ke’-dar, and Ad’-beel, and Mib’-sam,
14 And Mish’-ma, and Du’-mah, and Mas’-sa,
15 Ha’-dar, and Te’-ma, Je’-tur, Na’-phish, and Ke’-de-mah:
16 These are the sons of Ish’-ma-el, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.
17 And these are the years of the life of Ish’-ma-el, an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people.
18 And they dwelt from Hav’-i-lah unto Shur, that is before E’-gypt, as thou goest toward As-syr’-i-a: and he died in the presence of all his brethren.
19 And these are the generations of I’-saac, A’-bra-ham’s son: A’-bra-ham begat I’-saac:
20 And I’-saac was forty years old when he took Re-bek’-ah to wife, the daughter of Be-thu’-el the Syr’-i-an of Pa’-dan-ar’-am, the sister to La’-ban the Syr’-i-an.
21 And I’-saac intreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren: and the Lord was intreated of him, and Re-bek’-ah his wife conceived.
22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the Lord.
23 And the Lord said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name E’-sau.
26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on E’-sau’s heel; and his name was called Ja’-cob: and I’-saac was threescore years old when she bare them.
1 Chronicles 1:28-34
28 The sons of A’-bra-ham; I’-saac, and Ish’-ma-el.
29 These are their generations: The firstborn of Ish’-ma-el, Ne-bai’-oth; then Ke’-dar, and Ad’-beel, and Mib’-sam,
30 Mish’-ma, and Du’-mah, Mas’-sa, Ha’-dad, and Te’-ma,
31 Je’-tur, Na’-phish, and Ke’-de-mah. These are the sons of Ish’-ma-el.
32 Now the sons of Ke-tu’-rah, A’-bra-ham’s concubine: she bare Zim’-ran, and Jok’-shan, and Me’-dan, and Mid’-i-an, and Ish’-bak, and Shu’-ah. And the sons of Jok’-shan; She’-ba, and De’-dan.
33 And the sons of Mid’-i-an; E’-phah, and E’-pher, and He’-noch, and Abida, and El-da’-ah. All these are the sons of Ke-tu’-rah.
34 And A’-bra-ham begat I’-saac. The sons of I’-saac; E’-sau and Is’-ra-el.
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.