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But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22 AMP
The Seeds of Promise Devotional Series
The Prophetable Profitable Word
“In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself”. John 1:1 AMP
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Ahh, Chronicles. If you are a good soldier sharpening your Sword of The Spirit use, you may be reading the entire the Bible (Ephesians 6:17, Hebrews 4:12). And now, you have come to Chronicles. For many new readers, this is the part their fingers do the walking… right into the new testament. To the naked eye, the next few days’ reading looks like a ragged guest list. The average study-goer is easily bored with this seemingly unending trail of hommage. These say – more people I don’t know. I’ll just skip it. I encourage you to do more than just turn the page.
All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 2 Timothy 3:16.
No, you are not guaranteed to see lightning flash if you do not commit the history from Adam to the return from their captivity in Babylon to memory. But, there is a message in the seeming melange. And, your prophet (spoken word) can profit from what you know and therefore speak (Isaiah 55:11).
Think About It…
Of all the people whose names could have been recorded here, these few remain immortalized in the best-selling book of all time. Who are these people? Why are they so important? In addition to tracing the lingeage of Christ back to the original man, there are many interesting people, many of whom lived lives you could build a whole lesson around individually. How about this guy: Methusuleh. Why not? He would hold the Guinness World Record for having lived the longest life of any person: 969 years. Believe That or not. How about researching whose names were omitted and why?
From Wesley’s Notes on Chronicles 1:1
…This appears as the peculiar glory of the Jewish nation, that they alone were able to trace their pedigree from the first man that God created, which no other nation pretended to, but abused themselves and their posterity with fabulous accounts of their originals: the people of Thessaly fancying that they sprang from stones, the Athenians, that they grew out of the earth.
From Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary
1:1-27 This chapter, and many that follow, repeat the genealogies, or lists of fathers and children in the Bible history, and put them together, with many added. When compared with other places, there are some differences found; yet we must not therefore stumble at the word, but bless God that the things necessary to salvation are plain enough. The original of the Jewish nation is here traced from the first man that God created, and is thereby distinguished from the obscure, fabulous, and absurd origins assigned to other nations. But the nations now are all so mingled with one another, that no one nation, nor the greatest part of any, is descended entirely from any of one nation, nor the greatest part of any, is descended entirely from any of these fountains. Only this we are sure of, that God has created of one blood all nations of men; they are all descended from one Adam, one Noah. Have we not all one father? Has not one God created us? Mal 2:10.