Category Archives: I Chronicles

I Chronicles 5:18-26 — Forgetting God

I suppose this is out of chronological order, but I do kind of want to deal with this before I get to Solomon’s story. It’s the story of the Reubenites, Gadites, and half-tribe of Manasseh.  These were the people that … Continue reading

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I Chronicles 4:9-10 — Freed from the hurts of the past

Before I go on to the life of Solomon, I’d like to touch on two more stories found in the early part of I Chronicles. Here we find the life of a man named Jabez.  We hardly know anything about … Continue reading

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I Kings 2:10-12; I Chronicles 29:26-30; Acts 13:36 — Fulfilling our purpose

And so we go on to the final footnote to David’s life.  And of all people, it’s given by Paul, in his sermon to the Jews in Pisidian Antioch as he preached the death and resurrection of Christ. And he … Continue reading

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I Chronicles 3:4 — Open to wounds from a friend

Just a footnote to the footnote on David’s life.  🙂 I won’t be touching most of I Chronicles 1-9.  It’s mostly just a list of names.  I will touch on a few stories from there, and I’ve already pointed out … Continue reading

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I Chronicles 29:10-20 — Where everything comes from

While I was preparing breakfast this morning, I had my eye half on a short documentary about Randall Cunningham, a former NFL quarterback.  Among the things mentioned in the documentary was his faith in Christ.  A faith that had to … Continue reading

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I Chronicles 29:1-9 — Leading by example

Don’t do as I do, do as I say. I’m very glad I never heard those words from my parents.  If ever there were a hypocritical phrase, that’s it.  And coming from leaders, it’s inexcusable. David, on the other hand, … Continue reading

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I Chronicles 28 — Becoming a temple of God

As I look at this passage, and the words David spoke to Solomon and the leaders of Israel, it makes me think of what God would say to us about becoming a temple of God First, God would tell us that … Continue reading

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I Chronicles 23-27 — Our roles in Christ

The book of Chronicles sure likes their list of names, and in these passages, you see a number of them. Basically, these passages address the division of labor within the temple.  And I think we can apply some of these … Continue reading

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I Chronicles 22 — Building a temple for God

After David had built a palace for himself, it had occurred to him that God still “lived” in a tent.  And so he started making plans to build a temple for God. But God stopped him and told him that … Continue reading

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II Samuel 24; I Chronicles 21 — Sin’s consequences

This is one of the more difficult passages in the Bible, particularly when you compare both II Samuel 24 and I Chronicles 21.  In I Chronicles, it says Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to sin.  In II … Continue reading

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II Samuel 11; I Chronicles 20:1 — When we harden our hearts

And so we come to the low point in David’s life.  It’s interesting to note that David is mostly known by non-Christians for two events in his life.  His battle with Goliath.  And his adultery with Bathsheba.  One incredible victory.  … Continue reading

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II Samuel 10; I Chronicles 19 — When we’re not strong enough

Some interesting points to be learned in this passage.  One is to be careful who you listen to.  When the Ammonite king died, his son took some bad advice from his counselors when they told him David wasn’t really sending … Continue reading

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II Samuel 8; I Chronicles 18 — Finding victory

David’s victories really put the Israelites that first came into Canaan to shame.  Time and again in Judges, you see how they failed to take control of the land, with the reasons being things like their enemies had iron chariots … Continue reading

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II Samuel 7; I Chronicles 17 — That God would consider us

Have you ever looked up at the stars on a beautiful clear night?  Ever since I’ve come to Japan, it’s been a rare sight, especially since I moved to my current city of Nishinomiya.  I might see a few stars … Continue reading

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Psalm 106; I Chronicles 16:34-36 — A history of disobedience…and mercy

In this Psalm, David recounts the history of Israel.  And it isn’t a very positive one.  It recounts how time and again, Israel turned their backs on God.  In many ways, it also reflects our lives. 1.  They rebelled against … Continue reading

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Psalm 96; I Chronicles 16:23-33 — Declaring God to the nations

God has a purpose for us.  And it’s clearly defined here in this psalm.  What is it? David wrote, 1 Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. 2 Sing to the LORD, praise … Continue reading

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I Chronicles 16:8-22; Psalm 105 — A God who remembers his promises

At the time that the ark was brought into Jerusalem, David wrote a psalm of thanks.  Either it was a medley of three Psalms (96, 105, and 106), or it was all originally one song and David broke it up … Continue reading

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II Samuel 6:9-25; I Chronicles 15:1-16:6 — When bitterness consumes us

It was a day for rejoicing.  At least it should’ve been. When David realized his mistake in transporting the ark, and saw how God was blessing the home of a man named Obed-Edom, who was watching over the ark, David … Continue reading

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II Samuel 6:1-9; I Chronicles 13:1-13; 15:13 — Passion but not obedience

God loves people that are passionate about him.  But for us to have passion is not enough.  God also requires our obedience. And that’s what David learned here.  David was really excited about bringing the ark of the covenant back … Continue reading

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II Samuel 23:8-39; I Chronicles 11-12 — Flawed men. Mighty men.

Yes, I know we’ve skipped quite a few chapters, we’ll be getting back to them tomorrow.  But Chronicles talks about this at this point and chronologically speaking, it seems appropriate to put it here. These chapters talk about all the … Continue reading

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II Samuel 5:17-25; I Chronicles 14:8-17 — Sought out. Seeking out.

It didn’t take long for the Philistines to find out that David had become king of Israel.  I kind of wonder how Achish felt when he found out.  Surprised?  Betrayed? However he felt, the Philistine response was immediate.  It says … Continue reading

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II Samuel 5:11-12; I Chronicles 14:1-2 — For God’s glory, his kingdom, and his people

After years on the run, David was finally established as king over all Israel.  One sign of this was the palace that was built for him.  And as he sat in his newly built palace, the Bible says that David … Continue reading

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II Samuel 5:6-10; I Chronicles 11:4-9 — With God on our side

“I just can’t seem to overcome this sin.  No matter how hard I try, I just can’t seem to gain victory over it.” Have you ever felt like that?  I know there are sins in my life that I struggle … Continue reading

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II Samuel 5:1-5; I Chronicles 11:1-3 — Waiting on God

I hate waiting.  I hate  lines at stores.  I hate waiting at crosswalks.  I hate waiting at the doctor’s office. I can’t imagine what it must have been like to be David.  According to Josephus, the Jewish historian, David was … Continue reading

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I Samuel 31/I Chronicles 10 — Reflecting on the good in people

Just a little footnote here.  Or headnote, perhaps, since this is at the top.  🙂 As you may have noticed, from time to time, I’ve been trying to chronologicalize passages in the Bible.  So if a psalm fits in with … Continue reading

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