1 Chronicles 1 & 2: The Troubler Of Israel
Verse of the Day: (2:7) And the sons of Carmi; Achar, the troubler of Israel, who transgressed in the thing accursed.
1. Adam (1:1-26)
Adam, Sheth, Enosh, (1:1)
God loves all His people created in His image, and this is why every person and name is important to Him. We may think that we are just a tiny digit in this huge world, yet God loves us. In the beginning when God created Adam and Eve, He desired that they would live forever on the earth. However, He also knew that His archangel, Lucifer or the devil, shall fall from grace because of pride, and He prepared a fiery place called Hell for him. God knew that the devil would disguise himself as a serpent to tempt Eve, and she would then be deceived and took the forbidden fruit and ate it with Adam. Not only Adam and Eve fell into sins, but the entire human race fell into sins. Nevertheless, God has a redemptive plan as He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus, from heaven to live on this earth, and then to die on the cross and shed His blood for the sins of the whole world. Therefore as by one man, Adam, sin entered into the world, and death by sin, yet, by one man, Jesus, the gift of salvation is given to all who believe in Him. Indeed, let us believe in Jesus as He is the only Mediator who is able to reconcile us to God. (Romans 5:12-21)
2. Abram (1:27-54)
Abram; the same is Abraham. (1:27)
God loved Abram as He chose him to be the Father of His nation, Israel, and His promise to him stands even until today that Israel shall be a great nation. Though today, Israel is yet to be a great nation as her people are scattered all over the world, and there are still conflicts in the Middle East region, yet one day, after the Rapture (when all Christians shall be caught up with Christ into heaven forever) and the 7 years of Great Tribulation (when Satan and his demons shall rule this earth granting the people false peace for 3 ½ years and then torturing them for the next 3 ½ years) during the Millennium, the Lord Jesus shall come from heaven reigning a thousand years on the new earth with His saints, and Jerusalem shall then be His holy city, and Israel shall be His holy nation. Indeed, let us keep trusting our God and His promises, for they shall never fail us. (Genesis 12:1-3)
3. Achar (2:1-55)
These are the sons of Israel; Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun, (2:1)
God reminded Israel of the sins of Achan (Achar) that caused them a humiliating defeat to Ai, so that they would repent of their sins and turn to Him. (Joshua 7:1-5) Let us thus confess and repent our sins so that God shall grant us victory in our lives. (1 John 1:9-10)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to love and pray for Israel and all Your precious people.