Tuesday, December 21, 2010

1 Chronicles 7

2 comments:

Chris said...

I admit to not getting too much here, beyond the love Ephraim had for the sons he lost... also lists his decendants in a different manner than the other clans of Judah... not sure why.

I suppose another thing to take from here is that though some of these lists of names may not mean much to me, God wanted each of them remembered by name, and that says something about our God.

Prairie Chick said...

:) I was reminding myself of that same last point when I read this chapter. Not sure if you were following along at the point when I posted the intro to 1 Chronicles but that was the gist of it.

"The book of 1 Chronicles. Full of names, many hard to pronounce. Full of places, most of which you'll never see. The book won't keep you on the edge of your seat. It wasn't intended to. It will, however, provide you with a catalog of facts and names of people who matter to God. Which reminds us of an encouraging truth. God keeps up with His children. He knows their names (picturing Mercy's song here) and keeps them in a book. What may be dry to us matters to Him, beause they are His kids."

Max Lucado. intro to 1 Chronicles.