This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #200, 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 2.
1 Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the Lord spake unto me: and we compassed mount Se’-ir many days.
2 And the Lord spake unto me, saying,
3 Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.
4 And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of E’-sau, which dwell in Se’-ir; and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good heed unto yourselves therefore:
5 Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as a foot breadth; because I have given mount Se’-ir unto E’-sau for a possession.
6 Ye shall buy meat of them for money, that ye may eat; and ye shall also buy water of them for money, that ye may drink.
7 For the Lord thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the Lord thy God hath been with thee; thou hast lacked nothing.
8 And when we passed by from our brethren the children of E’-sau, which dwelt in Se’-ir, through the way of the plain from Elath, and from E’-zi-on-ga’-ber, we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Mo’-ab.
9 And the Lord said unto me, Distress not the Mo’-ab-ites, neither contend with them in battle: for I will not give thee of their land for a possession; because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for a possession.
10 The E’-mims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the An’-a-kims;
11 Which also were accounted giants, as the An’-a-kims; but the Mo’-ab-ites called them E’-mims.
12 The Hor’-ims also dwelt in Se’-ir beforetime; but the children of E’-sau succeeded them, when they had destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their stead; as Is’-ra-el did unto the land of his possession, which the Lord gave unto them.
13 Now rise up, said I, and get you over the brook Ze’-red. And we went over the brook Ze’-red.
14 And the space in which we came from Ka’-desh-bar’-ne-a, until we were come over the brook Ze’-red, was thirty and eight years; until all the generation of the men of war were wasted out from among the host, as the Lord sware unto them.
15 For indeed the hand of the Lord was against them, to destroy them from among the host, until they were consumed.
16 So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed and dead from among the people,
17 That the Lord spake unto me, saying,
18 Thou art to pass over through Ar, the coast of Mo’-ab, this day:
19 And when thou comest nigh over against the children of Am’-mon, distress them not, nor meddle with them: for I will not give thee of the land of the children of Am’-mon any possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a possession.
20 (That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Am’-mon-ites call them Zam-zum’-mims;
21 A people great, and many, and tall, as the An’-a-kims; but the Lord destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead:
22 As he did to the children of E’-sau, which dwelt in Se’-ir, when he destroyed the Hor’-ims from before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead even unto this day:
23 And the A’-vims which dwelt in Ha-ze’-rim, even unto Az’-zah, the Caph’-to-rims, which came forth out of Caph’-tor, destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.)
24 Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Ar’-non: behold, I have given into thine hand Si’-hon the Amo-rite, king of Hesh’-bon, and his land: begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.
25 This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the nations that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee.
26 And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Ke’-de-moth unto Si’-hon king of Hesh’-bon with words of peace, saying,
27 Let me pass through thy land: I will go along by the high way, I will neither turn unto the right hand nor to the left.
28 Thou shalt sell me meat for money, that I may eat; and give me water for money, that I may drink: only I will pass through on my feet;
29 (As the children of E’-sau which dwell in Se’-ir, and the Mo’-ab-ites which dwell in Ar, did unto me;) until I shall pass over Jor’-dan into the land which the Lord our God giveth us.
30 But Si’-hon king of Hesh’-bon would not let us pass by him: for the Lord thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day.
31 And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have begun to give Si’-hon and his land before thee: begin to possess, that thou mayest inherit his land.
32 Then Si’-hon came out against us, he and all his people, to fight at Ja’-haz.
33 And the Lord our God delivered him before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people.
34 And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain:
35 Only the cattle we took for a prey unto ourselves, and the spoil of the cities which we took.
36 From A-ro’-er, which is by the brink of the river of Ar’-non, and from the city that is by the river, even unto Gil’-e-ad, there was not one city too strong for us: the Lord our God delivered all unto us:
37 Only unto the land of the children of Am’-mon thou camest not, nor unto any place of the river Jab’-bok, nor unto the cities in the mountains, nor unto whatsoever the Lord our God forbad us.
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.