This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #47, 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 45.
1 Then Jo’-seph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while Jo’-seph made himself known unto his brethren.
2 And he wept aloud: and the E’-gyp-tians and the house of Phar’-aoh heard.
3 And Jo’-seph said unto his brethren, I am Jo’-seph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.
4 And Jo’-seph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Jo’-seph your brother, whom ye sold into E’-gypt.
5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
6 For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.
7 And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
8 So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Phar’-aoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of E’-gypt.
9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Jo’-seph, God hath made me lord of all E’-gypt: come down unto me, tarry not:
10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Go’-shen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children’s children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast:
11 And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine; lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.
12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Ben’-ja-min, that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you.
13 And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in E’-gypt, and of all that ye have seen; and ye shall haste and bring down my father hither.
14 And he fell upon his brother Ben’-ja-min’s neck, and wept; and Ben’-ja-min wept upon his neck.
15 Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him.
16 And the fame thereof was heard in Phar’-aoh’s house, saying, Jo’-seph’s brethren are come: and it pleased Phar’-aoh well, and his servants.
17 And Phar’-aoh said unto Jo’-seph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Ca’-na-an;
18 And take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of E’-gypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.
19 Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you wagons out of the land of E’-gypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come.
20 Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of E’-gypt is your’s.
21 And the children of Is’-ra-el did so: and Jo’-seph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Phar’-aoh, and gave them provision for the way.
22 To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Ben’-ja-min he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment.
23 And to his father he sent after this manner; ten asses laden with the good things of E’-gypt, and ten she asses laden with corn and bread and meat for his father by the way.
24 So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.
25 And they went up out of E’-gypt, and came into the land of Ca’-na-an unto Ja’-cob their father,
26 And told him, saying, Jo’-seph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of E’-gypt. And Ja’-cob’s heart fainted, for he believed them not.
27 And they told him all the words of Jo’-seph, which he had said unto them: and when he saw the wagons which Jo’-seph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Ja’-cob their father revived:
28 And Is’-ra-el said, It is enough; Jo’-seph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.
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.