August 24, 2021
1 CHRONICLES 10-14
DAY 234: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Today our journey continues to take us through 1 Chronicles. A new king is established.
Ask the Lord for His understanding of 1 Chronicles 10-14. Read 1 Chronicles 10-14. Let’s journey!
The Books of First and Second Chronicles, which were originally written as one book and later divided due to length, chronicles the entire history of Israel up to that point, beginning with Adam, and ending with the return of the Israelites from exile. Its author is unknown, although clues in the text reveal that it was written several hundred years after the return from exile. In the Jewish order of Scriptures, this book comes after the Ezra and Nehemiah, both of which chronicle the return of the Israelites to Jerusalem. This book was written to provide hope for the promised Messiah, and hope for the new temple.
1 Chronicles 10-14: Our journey today begins with the first king of Israel, Saul, committing suicide rather than being taken captive by the Philistines. It continues with David becoming coming king of Israel, followed by the consolidation of David’s army. The ark of the covenant is moved. David sets up his palace in the City of David, and, through God’s direction, defeats the Philistine army. (1 Chronicles 10:1-14:17)
After reading chapters 10 through 14, consider the following: Who is focused on in today’s reading? Keeping in mind who this book was written for, why would it have been important to know this history? How could it help provide hope for the future and God fulfilling His promise to Israel? What can we learn about God, His promises, and the future from studying this history?
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