Saturday, April 28, 2012

1 Chronicles 1 & 2: Faceless Names, Not Forgotten

Name upon faceless name, but these people did have faces and lives. Gone for many years, but not forgotten in the pages of God's Holy Word.

What caught my attention was those individuals having a sentence to describe them.

Nimrod: "he began to be a mighty one upon the earth."

I wonder how this might was manifested.

Genesis 10:8 describes Nimrod. "he was the first to be a mighty man on the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; therefore it is said, Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the Lord."

Sounds like Nimrod used his might in a way that pleased the Lord.

Peleg: "because in his days [the population of] the earth was divided [according to its languages]..."

I wonder if this is describing the incident at the Tower of Babel when men decided to build "a tower whose top reaches into the sky, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over the whole earth"? (Genesis 11:4)

Achar (Achan): "Achar, the troubler of Israel, who transgressed in the matter of the devoted things." (Joshua 7)

I don't want to be described in this way.

Nahshon: "Nahshon, prince of the sons of Judah." Prince of a tribe of praisers (Judah means praise).

I'd love that description.

Bezalel: "Bezalel [the skillful craftsman who made the furnishings of the tabernacle]."

See Master Carpenter Artist.

Hezron: "Later, when Hezron was sixty years old, he married the daughter of Machir the father of Gilead, and she bore him Segub."

Wow, a new husband (his 2nd wife) and dad at 60! Sounds like God to me. :)

I wonder what sentence God will use to describe me? :)

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