Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible #363: 2 Samuel 15:1-18 with Daniel Whyte III

This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #363, 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 2 Samuel 15:1-18.
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2 Samuel 15:1-18
1 And it came to pass after this, that Ab’-sa-lom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him.

2 And Ab’-sa-lom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Ab’-sa-lom called unto him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Is’-ra-el.

3 And Ab’-sa-lom said unto him, See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee.

4 Ab’-sa-lom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!

5 And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.

6 And on this manner did Ab’-sa-lom to all Is’-ra-el that came to the king for judgment: so Ab’-sa-lom stole the hearts of the men of Is’-ra-el.

7 And it came to pass after forty years, that Ab’-sa-lom said unto the king, I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed unto the Lord, in He’-bron.

8 For thy servant vowed a vow while I abode at Ge’-shur in Sy’-ri-a, saying, If the Lord shall bring me again indeed to Je-ru’-sa-lem, then I will serve the Lord.

9 And the king said unto him, Go in peace. So he arose, and went to He’-bron.

10 But Ab’-sa-lom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Is’-ra-el, saying, As soon as ye hear the sound of the trumpet, then ye shall say, Ab’-sa-lom reigneth in He’-bron.

11 And with Ab’-sa-lom went two hundred men out of Je-ru’-sa-lem, that were called; and they went in their simplicity, and they knew not any thing.

12 And Ab’-sa-lom sent for A’-hith-o-phel the Gil’-o-nite, Da’-vid’s counsellor, from his city, even from Gi’-loh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Ab’-sa-lom.

13 And there came a messenger to Da’-vid, saying, The hearts of the men of Is’-ra-el are after Ab’-sa-lom.

14 And Da’-vid said unto all his servants that were with him at Je-ru’-sa-lem, Arise, and let us flee; for we shall not else escape from Ab’-sa-lom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us suddenly, and bring evil upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword.

15 And the king’s servants said unto the king, Behold, thy servants are ready to do whatsoever my lord the king shall appoint.

16 And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And the king left ten women, which were concubines, to keep the house.

17 And the king went forth, and all the people after him, and tarried in a place that was far off.

18 And all his servants passed on beside him; and all the Che’-reth-ites, and all the Pe’-leth-ites, and all the Git’-tites, six hundred men which came after him from Gath, passed on before the king.

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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 Mark 9:43-38: “And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.” 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 you.

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