This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #194, 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 Numbers 32.
1 Now the children of Reu’-ben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of cattle: and when they saw the land of Ja’-zer, and the land of Gil’-e-ad, that, behold, the place was a place for cattle;
2 The children of Gad and the children of Reu’-ben came and spake unto Mo’-ses, and to El-e-a’-zar the priest, and unto the princes of the congregation, saying,
3 At’-a-roth, and Di’-bon, and Ja’-zer, and Nim’-rah, and Hesh’-bon, and El-e-a’-leh, and She’-bam, and Ne’-bo, and Be’-on,
4 Even the country which the Lord smote before the congregation of Is’-ra-el, is a land for cattle, and thy servants have cattle:
5 Wherefore, said they, if we have found grace in thy sight, let this land be given unto thy servants for a possession, and bring us not over Jor’-dan.
6 And Mo’-ses said unto the children of Gad and to the children of Reu’-ben, Shall your brethren go to war, and shall ye sit here?
7 And wherefore discourage ye the heart of the children of Is’-ra-el from going over into the land which the Lord hath given them?
8 Thus did your fathers, when I sent them from Ka’-desh-bar’-ne-a to see the land.
9 For when they went up unto the valley of Esh’-col, and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Is’-ra-el, that they should not go into the land which the Lord had given them.
10 And the Lord’s anger was kindled the same time, and he sware, saying,
11 Surely none of the men that came up out of E’-gypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I sware unto A’-bra-ham, unto I’-saac, and unto Ja’-cob; because they have not wholly followed me:
12 Save Ca’-leb the son of Je-phun’-neh the Ke’-nez-ite, and Josh’-u-a the son of Nun: for they have wholly followed the Lord.
13 And the Lord’s anger was kindled against Is’-ra-el, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the Lord, was consumed.
14 And, behold, ye are risen up in your fathers’ stead, an increase of sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of the Lord toward Is’-ra-el.
15 For if ye turn away from after him, he will yet again leave them in the wilderness; and ye shall destroy all this people.
16 And they came near unto him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones:
17 But we ourselves will go ready armed before the children of Is’-ra-el, until we have brought them unto their place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fenced cities because of the inhabitants of the land.
18 We will not return unto our houses, until the children of Is’-ra-el have inherited every man his inheritance.
19 For we will not inherit with them on yonder side Jor’-dan, or forward; because our inheritance is fallen to us on this side Jor’-dan eastward.
20 And Mo’-ses said unto them, If ye will do this thing, if ye will go armed before the Lord to war,
21 And will go all of you armed over Jor’-dan before the Lord, until he hath driven out his enemies from before him,
22 And the land be subdued before the Lord: then afterward ye shall return, and be guiltless before the Lord, and before Is’-ra-el; and this land shall be your possession before the Lord.
23 But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the Lord: and be sure your sin will find you out.
24 Build you cities for your little ones, and folds for your sheep; and do that which hath proceeded out of your mouth.
25 And the children of Gad and the children of Reu’-ben spake unto Mo’-ses, saying, Thy servants will do as my lord commandeth.
26 Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our cattle, shall be there in the cities of Gil’-e-ad:
27 But thy servants will pass over, every man armed for war, before the Lord to battle, as my lord saith.
28 So concerning them Mo’-ses commanded El-e-a’-zar the priest, and Josh’-u-a the son of Nun, and the chief fathers of the tribes of the children of Is’-ra-el:
29 And Mo’-ses said unto them, If the children of Gad and the children of Reu’-ben will pass with you over Jor’-dan, every man armed to battle, before the Lord, and the land shall be subdued before you; then ye shall give them the land of Gil’-e-ad for a possession:
30 But if they will not pass over with you armed, they shall have possessions among you in the land of Ca’-na-an.
31 And the children of Gad and the children of Reu’-ben answered, saying, As the Lord hath said unto thy servants, so will we do.
32 We will pass over armed before the Lord into the land of Ca’-na-an, that the possession of our inheritance on this side Jor’-dan may be our’s.
33 And Mo’-ses gave unto them, even to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reu’-ben, and unto half the tribe of Ma-nas’-seh the son of Jo’-seph, the kingdom of Si’-hon king of the Am’-o-rites, and the kingdom of Og king of Ba’-shan, the land, with the cities thereof in the coasts, even the cities of the country round about.
34 And the children of Gad built Di’-bon, and At’-a-roth, and A-ro’-er,
35 And At’-roth, Sho’-phan, and Ja-a’-zer, and Jog’-be-hah,
36 And Beth-nim’-rah, and Beth-har’-an, fenced cities: and folds for sheep.
37 And the children of Reu’-ben built Hesh’-bon, and El-e-a’-leh, and Kir-ja-tha’-im,
38 And Ne’-bo, and Ba’-al-me’-on, (their names being changed,) and Shib’-mah: and gave other names unto the cities which they builded.
39 And the children of Ma’-chir the son of Ma-nas’-seh went to Gil’-e-ad, and took it, and dispossessed the Am’-o-rite which was in it.
40 And Mo’-ses gave Gil’-e-ad unto Ma’-chir the son of Ma-nas’-seh; and he dwelt therein.
41 And Ja’-ir the son of Ma-nas’-seh went and took the small towns thereof, and called them Ha’-voth-ja’-ir.
42 And No’-bah went and took Ke’-nath, and the villages thereof, and called it No’-bah, after his own name.
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.