Closing Thoughts (1 Chronicles)

This author loves names and numbers. He is detailed, meticulous, thorough, etc. When you compare Chronicles to the books of Samuel or Kings, you will see they are complementary, but not identical. Sometimes, the chronicler leaves out details in this account that are included in the others; other times, he includes details that are notContinue reading “Closing Thoughts (1 Chronicles)”

1 Chronicles 25-27

Pretty straightforward information in these three chapters. In chapter 25, we cover the liturgical duties and those who performed them. In chapter 26, we learn who serves as gate keepers, treasury overseers, scribes, judges, and border patrol. In chapter 27, we see how the rest of the military and civil society were organized. Two thingsContinue reading “1 Chronicles 25-27”

1 Chronicles 22-24

Stark differences between David and Solomon: David vs. Solomon War vs. Peace Old vs. Young Restless vs. Restful Experienced vs. Green Conqueror vs. Facilitator 23:30-31: They give praise and thanksgiving to the Lord every morning and every evening. May we do the same. Also, I think there’s something to be said for a pattern inContinue reading “1 Chronicles 22-24”

1 Chronicles 19-21

Insight #1: David sends a delegation to show sympathy for a deceased Ammonite king. The envoy is treated harshly by the Ammonites, so David says, “It’s on!” He sends Joab, his commander out, and Joab puts a masterful battle strategy in place. Then he speaks these words, “Be strong, and let us fight bravely forContinue reading “1 Chronicles 19-21”

1 Chronicles 16-18

A good principle of Bible study is to correlate passages. Here’s what I mean: 1 Chronicles 16:7-22   === Psalm 105:1-15 1 Chronicles 16:23-33 === Psalm 96:1-13 1 Chronicles 16:34-36 === Psalm 106:1,47,48 David has quite the song of thanksgiving in chapter 16, as seen above. He also has quite the prayer in chapter 17. FromContinue reading “1 Chronicles 16-18”

1 Chronicles 13-15

These three chapters revolve around one thing, the return of the ark of God to Jerusalem. The backstory goes like this: The Philistines and Israelites had been fighting. The Philistines were winning, wiping out about 4,000 men in one particular battle. So, the Israelites go back to base, regroup, and in their own wisdom, decideContinue reading “1 Chronicles 13-15”