Monday, 6 November 2017
Do not forget your roots. ( 1 John 3 v 1 - 3 )
I am reading and studying Chronicles, at this time ,one of the things that would
put one of reading this book,is the first 9 chapters are mainly names. One must
study these two books,and begin to understand why these list of names are there.
I am using a study guide from one the the Bible speaks today series and am finding
it helpful.It was written to a people who had been taken into exile in Babylon.Now
it was Jeremiah the prophet who wrote a letter to those in exile,( Jer 29 )he reminds
them why they were in exile,also that it was not permeate ,in 70 years God would
bring them back to their own land.In the mean while they were to settle down and
lead a normal life, even pray for the place they were in. The greater part of Israel
had been taken captive into Assyria, years before.So they were as a people scattered.
the writer of Chronicles was moved by God to remind them of who they are,a special
people ,rooted in God,the first 9 chapters remind them of their roots. As with Israel
of old so it is that many us who are the present Israel,made up of Jew and non- Jews,
need to be reminded of our roots, that in Christ we are children of God ,be we refugees
exiles or whatever ,yes live a normal life pray for where you live, but let us be careful,
to not forget our roots.