So far in 1 Chronicles 1-6, some valuable lessons have been learned. In reading the genealogical records, the thought come to mind that everyone’s life matters. Your life matters to your parents and if you have children, your life matters to them. It also matters to God. What we do in life affects future generations so it is important to discover our God given strengths and make a difference.
Reading the names in 1 Chronicles makes one think and questions come to mind. What will be carved on my headstone? What will be the epitaph? What would I like to be remembered for? In seeking and finding answers, there is a resolve to get involved with a passion to make it happen. There becomes a desire to finish the race victoriously with enthusiasm.
In recent readings was found the Levite’s main purpose in life which was to care for the house of God. The reading helped me to think about God’s purpose for my life and what roles I should assume to fulfill that purpose? Other thoughts where do I feel a part of something big? What role can I fill within my community, neighborhood, or church? Will I make a difference to future generations?
It’s good to ask questions and reflect. As I continue the journey through the book of 1 Chronicles, I will use the questions below to help focus on each passage. Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of these questions. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments or to a Facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God.
1 Chronicles 7-9
What clues does this account give you about the daily life of the people? Note the care and precision involved in caring for the house of the Lord. What characteristic of God does all this reflect?
1 Chronicles 10
Why does Saul commit suicide? How do Saul’s personal choices affect the whole kingdom? How do you go about making decisions in your life?
1 Chronicles 11
Why do the people now make David king? What does this chapter teach about leadership?
The above reading plan will be used as I share over the next few posts. It’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Him as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make this day with Him amazing! At this link: God’s Plan for Us, is a post about accepting God’s plan or reaffirming our “YES” for Christ.