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July 28, 2019

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Christian Standard Bible for 2019

Text: Isaiah 1-4
Audio: Isaiah 1-4

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1 Chronicles 4 (ESV)

The sons of Judah: Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur, and Shobal. Reaiah the son of Shobal fathered Jahath, and Jahath fathered Ahumai and Lahad. These were the clans of the Zorathites. These were the sons of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazzelelponi, and Penuel fathered Gedor, and Ezer fathered Hushah. These were the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah, the father of Bethlehem. Ashhur, the father of Tekoa, had two wives, Helah and Naarah; Naarah bore him Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni, and Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah. The sons of Helah: Zereth, Izhar, and Ethnan. Koz fathered Anub, Zobebah, and the clans of Aharhel, the son of Harum. Jabez was more honorable than his brothers; and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.” 10 Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked. 11 Chelub, the brother of Shuhah, fathered Mehir, who fathered Eshton. 12 Eshton fathered Beth-rapha, Paseah, and Tehinnah, the father of Ir-nahash. These are the men of Recah. 13 The sons of Kenaz: Othniel and Seraiah; and the sons of Othniel: Hathath and Meonothai. 14 Meonothai fathered Ophrah; and Seraiah fathered Joab, the father of Ge-harashim, so-called because they were craftsmen. 15 The sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah, and Naam; and the son of Elah: Kenaz. 16 The sons of Jehallelel: Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel. 17 The sons of Ezrah: Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon. These are the sons of Bithiah, the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered married; and she conceived and bore Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah, the father of Eshtemoa. 18 And his Judahite wife bore Jered the father of Gedor, Heber the father of Soco, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. 19 The sons of the wife of Hodiah, the sister of Naham, were the fathers of Keilah the Garmite and Eshtemoa the Maacathite.20 The sons of Shimon: Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-hanan, and Tilon. The sons of Ishi: Zoheth and Ben-zoheth. 21 The sons of Shelah the son of Judah: Er the father of Lecah, Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the clans of the house of linen workers at Beth-ashbea; 22 and Jokim, and the men of Cozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, who ruled in Moab and returned to Lehem (now the records are ancient). 23 These were the potters who were inhabitants of Netaim and Gederah. They lived there in the king’s service.

24 The sons of Simeon: Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul; 25 Shallum was his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son. 26 The sons of Mishma: Hammuel his son, Zaccur his son, Shimei his son. 27 Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brothers did not have many children, nor did all their clan multiply like the men of Judah. 28 They lived in Beersheba, Moladah, Hazar-shual, 29 Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad, 30 Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag, 31 Beth-marcaboth, Hazar-susim, Beth-biri, and Shaaraim. These were their cities until David reigned. 32 And their villages were Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Tochen, and Ashan, five cities, 33 along with all their villages that were around these cities as far as Baal. These were their settlements, and they kept a genealogical record.

34 Meshobab, Jamlech, Joshah the son of Amaziah, 35 Joel, Jehu the son of Joshibiah, son of Seraiah, son of Asiel, 36 Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah, 37 Ziza the son of Shiphi, son of Allon, son of Jedaiah, son of Shimri, son of Shemaiah— 38 these mentioned by name were princes in their clans, and their fathers’ houses increased greatly. 39 They journeyed to the entrance of Gedor, to the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks,40 where they found rich, good pasture, and the land was very broad, quiet, and peaceful, for the former inhabitants there belonged to Ham. 41 These, registered by name, came in the days of Hezekiah, king of Judah, and destroyed their tents and the Meunites who were found there, and marked them for destruction to this day, and settled in their place, because there was pasture there for their flocks. 42 And some of them, five hundred men of the Simeonites, went to Mount Seir, having as their leaders Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi. 43 And they defeated the remnant of the Amalekites who had escaped, and they have lived there to this day.

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  1. Genealogies Continued

    Not much application found in today's chapter but value is still found in the historical importance of Judah and the other less known tribes mentioned here. 

    The Faithlife Study Bible writes of this chapter, "After the detailed treatment of the line of David (1 Chron 3:1–24), the genealogy of the tribe of Judah picks up again more or less where it left off at the end of 1 Chr 2. The descendants named in v. 1 effectively summarize the previous generations covered in 2:3–55, ending with Shobal, son of Hur, from the last generation introduced in ch. 2. However, there are few clear links among the families listed in this chapter. A few names in vv. 1–5 connect to the line of Perez from ch. 2 such as Asshur, father of Tekoa (2:24; 4:5), Hur, firstborn of Ephrathah (2:50; 4:4), and the reference to the Zorathites (2:53; 4:2). Most of vv. 2–20 consists of distinct, brief lineages without clear connections to the line of Judah as a whole. For the final few verses (vv. 21–23), the genealogy turns to Shelah, son of Judah (Gen 38:5, 11, 14)."

    Barry, J. D., Mangum, D., Brown, D. R., Heiser, M. S., Custis, M., Ritzema, E., … Bomar, D. (2012, 2016). Faithlife Study Bible (1 Ch 4:1–23). Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

    We must remember when reading the Word of God; application does not determine value!

    If something is in the Bible, God wants us to know about it. We should value the history revealed in the Word of God as much as the practical truths of Scripture we can apply to our lives. 

  2. July 29, 2019

    May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:5-6

    Scott and I read Romans 14 and 15 together this morning and talked about doctrinal and other distinctives between Christians, churches, and ministries.

    What are simply differences of conviction, and best left alone when they arise in conversation, worship, or relationship with one another?

    Are there any convictions we hold so firmly that would keep us from partnering in ministry or even worshiping God with those who differ from us?

    What should our response be when we are convinced a difference is more than simply a matter of conviction, but is in fact unbiblical?

    How can we honor God, maintain unity, and minister truth to brothers and sisters in Christ with whom we differ on matters we believe must be addressed? 

     

  3. This is so crazy, Michelle, but I have been wondering the same thing! 

    With all the fake news, differences in beliefs, Christians disagreeing with each other, etc. how do I, as a fairly "new Christian," know what to believe? There are so many points of view; I find it all can be confusing sometimes. 

    I simplify it for myself by knowing that whatever the Word of God says is the truth, and I firmly believe that. However, I am not a Bible Scholar, and I need the Bible to be explained to me. 

    I always want to feel confident that what I am being taught is the Gospel truth, understood the way God wants us to understand it. 

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