This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #201, 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 Deuteronomy 3.
1 Then we turned, and went up the way to Ba’-shan: and Og the king of Ba’-shan came out against us, he and all his people, to battle at Ed’-re-i.
2 And the Lord said unto me, Fear him not: for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Si’-hon king of the Am’-o-rites, which dwelt at Hesh’-bon.
3 So the Lord our God delivered into our hands Og also, the king of Ba’-shan, and all his people: and we smote him until none was left to him remaining.
4 And we took all his cities at that time, there was not a city which we took not from them, threescore cities, all the region of Ar’-gob, the kingdom of Og in Ba’-shan.
5 All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many.
6 And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Si’-hon king of Hesh’-bon, utterly destroying the men, women, and children, of every city.
7 But all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, we took for a prey to ourselves.
8 And we took at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Am’-o-rites the land that was on this side Jor’-dan, from the river of Ar’-non unto mount Her’-mon;
9 (Which Her’-mon the Si-do’-ni-ans call Si’-ri-on; and the Am’-o-rites call it She’-nir;)
10 All the cities of the plain, and all Gil’-e-ad, and all Ba’-shan, unto Sal’-chah and Ed’-re-i, cities of the kingdom of Og in Ba’-shan.
11 For only Og king of Ba’-shan remained of the remnant of giants; behold his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rab’-bath of the children of Am’-mon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.
12 And this land, which we possessed at that time, from A-ro’-er, which is by the river Arnon, and half mount Gil’-e-ad, and the cities thereof, gave I unto the Reu’-ben-ites and to the Gad’-ites.
13 And the rest of Gil’-e-ad, and all Ba’-shan, being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Ma-nas’-seh; all the region of Ar’-gob, with all Ba’-shan, which was called the land of giants.
14 Ja’-ir the son of Ma-nas’-seh took all the country of Ar’-gob unto the coasts of Ge-shu’-ri and Ma-ach’-a-thi; and called them after his own name, Ba’-shan-ha’-voth-ja’-ir, unto this day.
15 And I gave Gil’-e-ad unto Ma’-chir.
16 And unto the Reu’-ben-ites and unto the Gad’-ites I gave from Gil’-e-ad even unto the river Ar’-non half the valley, and the border even unto the river Jab’-bok, which is the border of the children of Am’-mon;
17 The plain also, and Jor’-dan, and the coast thereof, from Chin’-ne-reth even unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, under Ash’-doth-pis’-gah eastward.
18 And I commanded you at that time, saying, The Lord your God hath given you this land to possess it: ye shall pass over armed before your brethren the children of Is’-ra-el, all that are meet for the war.
19 But your wives, and your little ones, and your cattle, (for I know that ye have much cattle,) shall abide in your cities which I have given you;
20 Until the Lord have given rest unto your brethren, as well as unto you, and until they also possess the land which the Lord your God hath given them beyond Jor’-dan: and then shall ye return every man unto his possession, which I have given you.
21 And I commanded Josh’-u-a at that time, saying, Thine eyes have seen all that the Lord your God hath done unto these two kings: so shall the Lord do unto all the kingdoms whither thou passest.
22 Ye shall not fear them: for the Lord your God he shall fight for you.
23 And I besought the Lord at that time, saying,
24 O Lord God, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might?
25 I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jor’-dan, that goodly mountain, and Leb’-a-non.
26 But the Lord was wroth with me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and the Lord said unto me, Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this matter.
27 Get thee up into the top of Pis’-gah, and lift up thine eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold it with thine eyes: for thou shalt not go over this Jor’-dan.
28 But charge Josh’-u-a, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see.
29 So we abode in the valley over against Beth-pe’-or.
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.