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August 1, 2019

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Read (and Hear) the Bible in One Year
Christian Standard Bible for 2019

Text: Isaiah 18-22
Audio: Isaiah 18-22

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1 Chronicles 8 (ESV)

Benjamin fathered Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, Aharah the third,Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth. And Bela had sons: Addar, Gera, Abihud,Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, Gera, Shephuphan, and Huram. These are the sons of Ehud (they were heads of fathers’ houses of the inhabitants of Geba, and they were carried into exile to Manahath): Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera, that is, Heglam, who fathered Uzza and Ahihud. And Shaharaim fathered sons in the country of Moab after he had sent away Hushim and Baara his wives. He fathered sons by Hodesh his wife: Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam, 10 Jeuz, Sachia, and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of fathers’ houses. 11 He also fathered sons by Hushim: Abitub and Elpaal. 12 The sons of Elpaal: Eber, Misham, and Shemed, who built Ono and Lod with its towns, 13 and Beriah and Shema (they were heads of fathers’ houses of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who caused the inhabitants of Gath to flee); 14 and Ahio, Shashak, and Jeremoth. 15 Zebadiah, Arad, Eder, 16 Michael, Ishpah, and Joha were sons of Beriah. 17 Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber,18 Ishmerai, Izliah, and Jobab were the sons of Elpaal. 19 Jakim, Zichri, Zabdi,20 Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel, 21 Adaiah, Beraiah, and Shimrath were the sons of Shimei.22 Ishpan, Eber, Eliel, 23 Abdon, Zichri, Hanan, 24 Hananiah, Elam, Anthothijah,25 Iphdeiah, and Penuel were the sons of Shashak. 26 Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah, 27 Jaareshiah, Elijah, and Zichri were the sons of Jeroham. 28 These were the heads of fathers’ houses, according to their generations, chief men. These lived in Jerusalem.

29 Jeiel the father of Gibeon lived in Gibeon, and the name of his wife was Maacah.30 His firstborn son: Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Nadab, 31 Gedor, Ahio, Zecher,32 and Mikloth (he fathered Shimeah). Now these also lived opposite their kinsmen in Jerusalem, with their kinsmen. 33 Ner was the father of Kish, Kish of Saul, Saul of Jonathan, Malchi-shua, Abinadab and Eshbaal; 34 and the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal; and Merib-baal was the father of Micah. 35 The sons of Micah: Pithon, Melech, Tarea, and Ahaz. 36 Ahaz fathered Jehoaddah, and Jehoaddah fathered Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri. Zimri fathered Moza. 37 Moza fathered Binea; Raphah was his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son. 38 Azel had six sons, and these are their names: Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel. 39 The sons of Eshek his brother: Ulam his firstborn, Jeush the second, and Eliphelet the third. 40 The sons of Ulam were men who were mighty warriors, bowmen, having many sons and grandsons, 150. All these were Benjaminites.

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  1. A Recurring Theme

    In his commentary on 1 Chronicles Andrew Hill writes, "Our analysis of Chronicles is the message of hope for postexilic Judah couched in the retelling of the story of Israelite kingship. Despite the delay of nearly two centuries, the Chronicler is hopeful that kingship will be restored in postexilic Judah. That hope is not utopian wishful thinking or sentimental daydreaming but confidence in the Word of God that promised a revived Davidic monarchy (cf. Jer. 33:15; Amos 9:11). The certainty of the Chronicler’s conviction that God will make good that promise spoken through the prophets informs the structure of the genealogical prologue."

    Hill, A. E. (2003). 1 & 2 Chronicles (p. 171). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

    In his Study Bible, John MacArthur includes the following information on the Chronicles' sources:

    "The inspiration of Scripture (2 Tim. 3:16) was sometimes accomplished through direct revelation from God without a human writer, e.g., the Mosaic law. At other times, God used human sources, as mentioned in Luke 1:1–4. Such was the experience of the chronicler as evidenced by the many contributing sources. Whether the material came through direct revelation or by existing resources, God’s inspiration through the Holy Spirit prevented the original human authors of Scripture from any error (2 Pet. 1:19–21). Although relatively few scribal errors have been made in copying Scripture, they can be identified and corrected. Thus, the original, inerrant content of the Bible has been preserved."

    1.  Book of the Kings of Israel/Judah (1 Chr. 9:1; 2 Chr. 16:11; 20:34; 25:26; 27:7; 28:26; 32:32; 35:27; 36:8)
    2.  The Chronicles of David (1 Chr. 27:24)
    3.  Book of Samuel (1 Chr. 29:29)
    4.  Book of Nathan (1 Chr. 29:29; 2 Chr. 9:29)
    5.  Book of Gad (1 Chr. 29:29).
    6.  Prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite (2 Chr. 9:29)
    7.  Visions of Iddo (2 Chr. 9:29)
    8.  Records of Shemaiah (2 Chr. 12:15)
    9.  Records of Iddo (2 Chr. 12:15)
    10. Annals of Iddo (2 Chr. 13:22)
    11. Annals of Jehu (2 Chr. 20:34)
    12. Commentary on the Book of the Kings (2 Chr. 24:27)
    13. Acts of Uzziah by Isaiah (2 Chr. 26:22)
    14. Letters/Message of Sennacherib (2 Chr. 32:10–17)
    15. Vision of Isaiah (2 Chr. 32:32)
    16. Words of the Seers (2 Chr 33:18)
    17. Sayings of Hozai (2 Chr. 33:19)
    18. Written instructions of David and Solomon (2 Chr. 35:4)
    19. The Laments (2 Chr. 35:25).

    MacArthur, J., Jr. (Ed.). (1997). The MacArthur Study Bible (electronic ed., p. 574). Nashville, TN: Word Pub.

  2. Speaking of God's inspiration, I truly received some this morning! 

    I was actually feeling a bit resentful of having to hit the ground running this morning, without time for a single cup of coffee to wake me up a bit. 

    I felt frustration building, and then I heard the shuffle of little slippered feet, coming toward me from the hallway. Mikey had been up and awake for a bit, and I was working in the kitchen. He came out of his room, exclaimed a "Good Morning" in his own special way, and, smiling, came up to me. 

    I instantly smiled, because that's just the way it is with him. He is pure joy on 2 feet. I hugged him and kissed him, and remembered why I do what I do. For him. For my family. Serving God by serving all of them. And I am privileged to be able to do so. 

    After that, a song came on by Third Day, and the lyrics were exactly what I needed to hear. My frustration melted away, along with the resentment, and God changed my perception of things.

    I had a talk with myself, reminders of all He has done for me, and the blessing that is my calling: taking care of my precious family, and being good at it! 

    I could feel in those moments God's presence, His work through Michael and music, and the thoughts he was putting in my mind. It was incredible, and has completely changed the course of my day.  

    1. While we missed you, Brynne, it's a blessing to see God work in the challenges of your life. May God continue to change the course of all our days from self to Himself! 

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