Day 122: Remember where you came from (1 Chronicles 1-5)

Posted: July 31, 2010 in Uncategorized

We are family! Tonight’s reading in 1 Chronicles brought me through a whole lot of genealogies! So many names – so many people throughout the generations. Such a complex web of family throughout the ages from Adam to David! According to my research, the genealogies listed in 1 Chronicles are not exhaustive, so there are probably a lot of names that are left out of these pages! It’s really amazing to think about how God is in control of this complex timeline of people and the events relating to them.

It’s hard to believe that I am related to these people. So much time has passed, and the web has grown so extraordinarily large, how can God even keep track of the billions of people who have ever lived? Easy. He’s God. This geneology is but a mere sampling of the earliest ancestors of our world, and it lays the foundation for the line of David, and ultimately, the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ!

I always used to hate reading genealogies. There, I said it. They were so boring, dry, repetitive and useless, I thought. What’s the big deal? What’s even the point? Over time, I learned that genealogies are God’s way of showing us His plan in action, from A to Z. In this case, from Adam to David! What an awesome display of God’s sovereignty!

What more to say than this? genealogies may not offer a huge point of religious insight, but they do show us God’s power over the events of the world, His faithful servants we are to emulate (as well as those we should not), and his love for His people in His promise of the Messiah.

Genealogies will never be boring to me again! And there’s quite a bit more to come, the next couple days has some more for me to sift through. Here’s hoping God has even more to show me! Until then, remember where you come from! Take a moment today to read about your ancestors, and see for yourself God’s plan in action!

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