Monday, October 3, 2016

Monday, October 3rd: 1 Chronicles 1-2 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is  1 Chronicles 1-2

I didn't have any thoughts after reading this passage :)
So, here are some thoughts from my Life Application Bible....

These records served to teach the exiles returning from Babylon about their spiritual heritage as a nation and to inspire them to renew their faithfulness to God. Although these lists show the racial heritage of the Jews, they contain the spiritual heritage for every believer. We are a part of the community of faith that has existed from generation to generation since the dawn of man.

The first section of this genealogy traces the origin of Israel all the way from Adam through Abraham. It then traces the royal lines of two nations: Edom, descended from Isaac's son Esau, and Israel, descended from Isaac's son Jacob. Israel had a great heritage to be celebrated and remembered as they returned from exile. Perhaps a reminder of their past would also help the returning Jews from repeating the mistakes of their ancestors.....

This long genealogy not only lists names but gives us insights into some of the people. Here (1 Chronicles 2:3), almost as an epitaph, the genealogy states that Er "was a wicked man," so the Lord killed him. Now, thousands of years later, this is all we know of the man. Each of us is forging a reputation, developing personal qualities by which we will be remembered. How would God summarize your life up to now? Some defiantly claim that how they live is their own business. But Scripture teaches that the way you live today will determine how you will be remembered by others and how you will be judged by God. What you do now does matter.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: 1 Chronicles 3-6

1 comment:

Conrad said...

Your Life Application Bible had a good point about how we will be remembered, and what we're doing today does matter.