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“God knows and remembers the face and name of each of us.” <>< Dona (06/01/20)

Please read I Chronicles 1 through 9.  If you don’t have a Bible handy just click here -> Biblegateway.com.  The Biblegateway website should open for you to use.  Type in the chapters you want to read and select the translation you want to read them from. Click search and the chapters should appear. Once you read the suggested chapters close the screen and you should return here.

In I Chronicles 1-9 the official family tree of the nation of Israel is recorded.  Although the lists of names show the racial heritage of the Jewish nation, they contain the spiritual heritage for every believer.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, we are a part of the community of faith that began with the dawn of civilization.

Something to think about

Although billions of people have lived since Adam, God knows and remembers the face and name of each of us. Stop and let that sink in.

Something to experience

Each of us are more than a name on a list, we are special people whom God knows and loves.  As we recognize and accept His love, we will discover both our uniqueness as individuals and our unity with the rest of His family.

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In these same chapters (1 through 9) are insight into some of those listed. Some will be remembered as contributing positively to society and some will be remembered as contributing negatively.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, each of us are creating a reputation, developing personal qualities, by which we will be remembered.

Something to think about

Scripture teaches that how we live our lives will determine how we will be remembered by others and how God will judge us.

Something to experience

How would you summarize your life thus far? Perhaps you would like to change some things.  You still have time.

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In I Chronicles 4:9-10 Jabez is said to have been more honorable than his brothers.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, Jabez was remembered for a prayer he prayed to You.

Something to think about

In this passage Jabez’s humble words and not any heroic actions are recorded.  Jabez wanted God to be the true center of his life. 

Something to experience

When we pray for God’s blessing we should also pray that He will take His rightful place as Lord over every area of our life. 

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Jabez’s Prayer

Oh, that You Lord would bless me and enlarge my territory.  Let Your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.

“May you and I receive all God wants to give us.” <>< Dona