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The King’s Friend

June 25th, 2016 · No Comments

1 Chronicles 27:33 (New Living Translation) Ahithophel was the royal adviser. Hushai the Arkite was the king’s friend. This chapter of the Chronicles of the Kings lists the names of high-ranking officials who served the King and the kingdom. Down here near the bottom of the list is Hushai. His position was the king’s friend. […]

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Tags: 1 Chronicles · Old Testament

An Arbitrary, Large Number

November 14th, 2015 · No Comments

1 Chronicles 27:23-24 (New Living Translation) 23 When David took his census, he did not count those who were younger than twenty years of age, because the Lord had promised to make the Israelites as numerous as the stars in heaven. 24 Joab son of Zeruiah began the census but never finished it because the […]

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Tags: 1 Chronicles · Old Testament

Succession

November 8th, 2015 · No Comments

1 Chronicles 18:14-17 (New Living Translation) 14 So David reigned over all Israel and did what was just and right for all his people. 15 Joab son of Zeruiah was commander of the army. Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was the royal historian. 16 Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech son of Abiathar were the priests. […]

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Tags: 1 Chronicles · Old Testament

Don’t You Realize?

October 25th, 2015 · No Comments

1 Corinthians 3:16 (New Living Translation) Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you? Jesus is speaking to a crowd of people. I believe that what He says here applies to all of us in all ages. He is saying, Hey, […]

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Tags: 1 Chronicles · New Testament

Decided by Sacred Lots

July 20th, 2013 · No Comments

1 Chronicles 26:13 (New Living Translation) They were assigned by families for guard duty at the various gates, without regard to age or training, for it was all decided by means of sacred lots. Here is yet another example of a decision made by casting lots. This was an important decision: who would guard what […]

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Tags: 1 Chronicles · Old Testament

Dance Before the Lord (then and now)

June 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

2 Samuel 6:14 (New Living Translation) And David danced before the Lord with all his might, wearing a priestly garment. David danced before the LORD. What joy. We should all dance all the time for the LORD. Right? But dancing is…well just watch a little TV and you’re likely to see some not-so-praise-the-LORD dancing. See […]

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Tags: 1 Chronicles · 2 Samuel · Old Testament

With All Their Might

August 11th, 2008 · No Comments

1 Chronicles 13:8 (New International Version) David and all the Israelites were celebrating with all their might before God, with songs and with harps, lyres, tambourines, cymbals and trumpets. Look at the title of this post. I would think the verse was talking about a battle with an enemy army or building the temple or […]

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Tags: 1 Chronicles · Old Testament