Archive for November 2016

1 Chron. 25 Prophetic Music

Tucked in this chapter of genealogy of “the sons of Asaph, of Heman and of Jeduthun” we discover a form of prophecy that continues to be a great blessing; that of “prophesy with harps, stringed instruments, and cymbals.” This isn’t the first time we have such a record. 2 Kings 3:15 where Elisha had a…

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1 Chron. 24 Guard Against Jealousy

Levi’s genealogy is given, specifically those of Eleazar and Ithamar; for some reason the sons of Gershon weren’t listed. Recall that Nadab and Abihu died before the Lord by offering “strange fire”? Their responsibilities were listed and divided by lot to prevent any jealousy within the ministry. The priests are listed first (vss. 7 –…

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1 Chron. 23 Final Words

Prior to his death, David made Solomon to be king over Israel. His confirmation of Solomon, solidified Israel’s leadership for the next generation, in expectation that the values and guidelines of Kingdom would be adhered to. The next thing David did was to have a count of all the Levites; yet it doesn’t appear as…

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1 Chron. 22 Heed Godly Counsel

David determined that the threshing floor of Ornan was the site for Solomon’s Temple to be constructed. He had prepared the way for Solomon to construct the Temple; not only with material, but also with laborers. King David explained to Solomon the Lord didn’t permit him to construct a house, in part, due to the…

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1 Chron. 21 Correction of the Lord

The record here parallels what we read in 2 Samuel 24. As to “why” there is such a full repetition, is open to personal opinion. Perhaps as a caution and warning to future royalty to be faithful to the Lord in all that He had said and all that He says. That’s good counsel in…

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1 Chron. 20 You Are A Champion

In this brief chapter there is a significant amount of time covered; which also leaves out a number of accounts concerning David and his children, specifically the Bathsheba incident, Ammon’s incestuous rape of Tamar, and Absalom’s rebellion. There is a review of David having taken the crown from the king of Rabbah. Until this occasion,…

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1 Chron. 19 Reject the Shame of Humiliation

The first account we have the contents of this chapter are found 1 Samuel 10. We read here that David desired to express genuine sorrow for the death of Nahash; however his son’s (Nahash’s) counselors objected to it and concocted a lie that led to thousands of lives being killed. Too often we fail to…

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1 Chron. 18 You’re Save & Protected

The record we read in this chapter parallels 2 Samuel 8, as well as giving information we gleaned in earlier chapters of 1 Chronicles. Many of the victories that were ascribed to David’s account were actually fought by some of his sons and other “mighty men”. Rather than keep the horses, the king had them…

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1 Chron. 17 Spiritual Hyperopia

What we have before us is found in 2 Samuel 7; yet there are still insights to gain from this review as we permit the Holy Spirit to reveal them to us. David had a heart after the Lord and as a result, he desired to build the Lord a house that excelled any structure…

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1 Chron. 16 The Tabernacle of David

Upon arriving in Jerusalem with the ark; offerings were presented to the Lord, where upon David “blessed the people in the name of the Lord.” The blessing wasn’t just limited to words; but material blessing of a loaf of bread or cake, a piece of meat or one sixth of an oxen and cake of…

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