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July 27, 2019

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Christian Standard Bible for 2019

Text: Song of Songs
Audio: Song of Songs

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1 Chronicles 3 (ESV)

These are the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron: the firstborn, Amnon, by Ahinoam the Jezreelite; the second, Daniel, by Abigail the Carmelite,the third, Absalom, whose mother was Maacah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur; the fourth, Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith; the fifth, Shephatiah, by Abital; the sixth, Ithream, by his wife Eglah; six were born to him in Hebron, where he reigned for seven years and six months. And he reigned thirty-three years in Jerusalem. These were born to him in Jerusalem: Shimea, Shobab, Nathan and Solomon, four by Bath-shua, the daughter of Ammiel; then Ibhar, Elishama, Eliphelet, Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia, Elishama, Eliada, and Eliphelet, nine. All these were David’s sons, besides the sons of the concubines, and Tamar was their sister.

10 The son of Solomon was Rehoboam, Abijah his son, Asa his son, Jehoshaphat his son, 11 Joram his son, Ahaziah his son, Joash his son, 12 Amaziah his son, Azariah his son, Jotham his son, 13 Ahaz his son, Hezekiah his son, Manasseh his son, 14 Amon his son, Josiah his son. 15 The sons of Josiah: Johanan the firstborn, the second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum. 16 The descendants of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son; 17 and the sons of Jeconiah, the captive: Shealtiel his son, 18 Malchiram, Pedaiah, Shenazzar, Jekamiah, Hoshama and Nedabiah; 19 and the sons of Pedaiah: Zerubbabel and Shimei; and the sons of Zerubbabel: Meshullam and Hananiah, and Shelomith was their sister; 20 and Hashubah, Ohel, Berechiah, Hasadiah, and Jushab-hesed, five. 21 The sons of Hananiah: Pelatiah and Jeshaiah, his son Rephaiah, his son Arnan, his son Obadiah, his son Shecaniah. 22 The son of Shecaniah: Shemaiah. And the sons of Shemaiah: Hattush, Igal, Bariah, Neariah, and Shaphat, six. 23 The sons of Neariah: Elioenai, Hizkiah, and Azrikam, three. 24 The sons of Elioenai: Hodaviah, Eliashib, Pelaiah, Akkub, Johanan, Delaiah, and Anani, seven.

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This Post Has 3 Comments
  1. Was/Is Polygamy a Sin?

    In reading today's chapter, it's clear David had a lot of wives, yet his son Solomon's wives were not listed. Is it any wonder? He had 700 wives and princesses and 300 concubines. Deuteronomy 17:17 makes it clear that kings are not to have multiple wives because they would turn their hearts away from God. 

    We read in Mark 10:2-9, And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” 3 He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” 4 They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.” 5 And Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. 6 But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ 7 ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, 8 and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. 9 What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

    While the topic in Mark 10 was divorce, it's clear God's intention for marriage was and is between one man and one woman. Polygamy and having concubines was (and is) a reflection of the hardness of the hearts of those who rejected God's intended purpose for marriage. 

    Today, Michelle and I celebrated 28 years of marriage. The special bond we share and the commitment we have can’t be experienced unless we were fully committed to each other. God wants us to be fully committed to Him and and a faithful, committed marriage reflects that. 

  2. I am really behind on the Daily Readings but determined to catch up! 

    Happy Anniversary to you and Michelle! If it weren't for the both of you leading me back to God, I don't know where I'd be. I definitely thank God for your marriage. 

    I was married in my twenties, and we ended up divorcing. The biggest reason was that we are both alcoholics, and we were both drinking and using our entire relationship. 

    We had been dating for 3 years, and looking back, I think maybe we thought that marriage was the next logical step. What fools! 

    In my past, I made more mistakes than anything else. I just did what I wanted and then suffered the consequences. I still make mistakes, of course, but I try very hard to learn from the old ones. 

    1. We owe it ALL to God! It was only His transforming work in our lives individually first that transformed our marriage. 

      Glad you're committed to getting caught up on the readings!

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