1 Chronicles 9 & 10: Service At God’s House
Verse of the Day: (9:13) And their brethren, heads of the house of their fathers, a thousand and seven hundred and threescore; very able men for the work of the service of the house of God.
1. Service (9:1-32)
All these which were chosen to be porters in the gates were two hundred and twelve. These were reckoned by their genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer did ordain in their set office. (9:22)
One of the most important reasons why God, the Holy Spirit, inspired the author of 1 Chronicles to pen down in detail of the names of the 12 tribes of Israel was because Jesus Christ, the Son of God and our Saviour shall come from this lineage, and from the tribe of Judah. (Matthew 1:1-17) Since the beginning of time of the first couple, Adam and Eve, and during the time of the kings of Israel and Judah, and even today, God has called His people to serve Him in different ways, but with one aim which is to please Him. God called King David and Prophet Samuel to ordain 1,760 strong men to serve Him, while another 212 men as gatekeepers at His sanctuary, and all were from the tribe of Levi. Today, God calls His Christians who believe in Him to serve Him in His church with whatever talents He has blessed us with. Some are called to be pastors, missionaries and teachers, while others are called to be administrators, worship leaders and choir members. Indeed, let us truly thank God that we have the privilege to give our time, talents, tithes, treasures and above all, ourselves, to Him for His glory and praise. (Ephesians 4:11-16)
2. Singers (9:33-44)
And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free: for they were employed in that work day and night. (9:33)
God called the singers, from the tribe of Levi, to sing and praise Him day and night at His sanctuary for His glory. Today, we sing to praise and thank God for who He is, and what He has done for us as we hear God’s Word from our pastor. Indeed, one day we shall also sing praises in heaven thanking and worshipping God forever more! (Revelation 15:1-3)
3. Saul (10:1-14)
So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died together. (10:6)
Alas, the first king of Israel, Saul, from the tribe of Benjamin, disobeyed and rebelled against God. God then removed Saul from his throne, and replaced him with David, the son of Jesse, from the tribe of Judah. God severely punished Saul, as the latter and his 3 sons and his family died together during the battle with their enemies, the Philistines. Indeed, let us trust and obey God so that He shall open the windows of heaven and pour His blessings upon our lives and that of our families forever more! (1 Samuel 15:20-23)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to love and serve You in Your church for Your glory.