Summary: We are in need of people who will stand for the right and understand the times we are living in.
Citizen Link Magazine - The Christian worldview can be summed up in a single phrase: "Jesus is Lord" -- which is the first creed of Christianity. Understanding Christ’s lordship over all of life is no easy task. Yet, once we begin to understand that all of life--not just "church" life--is of intense interest to God, we are able to bring a renewed sense of purpose to our lives and faith. The Lordship of Christ does not allow us to ignore art, politics, or literature, any more than it allows us to ignore the lost, hungry, sick, or the poor. Only by seeing the world through God’s eyes, or what we call "thinking Christianly," will we understand our mandate to redeem the fullness of our culture and reach out to a dying world.
1Ch 12:23 And these are the numbers of the bands that were ready armed to the war, and came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD.
1Ch 12:24 The children of Judah that bare shield and spear were six thousand and eight hundred, ready armed to the war.
1Ch 12:25 Of the children of Simeon, mighty men of valour for the war, seven thousand and one hundred.
1Ch 12:26 Of the children of Levi four thousand and six hundred.
1Ch 12:27 And Jehoiada was the leader of the Aaronites, and with him were three thousand and seven hundred;
1Ch 12:28 And Zadok, a young man mighty of valour, and of his father’s house twenty and two captains.
1Ch 12:29 And of the children of Benjamin, the kindred of Saul, three thousand: for hitherto the greatest part of them had kept the ward of the house of Saul.
1Ch 12:30 And of the children of Ephraim twenty thousand and eight hundred, mighty men of valour, famous throughout the house of their fathers.
1Ch 12:31 And of the half tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, which were expressed by name, to come and make David king.
1Ch 12:32 And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.
1Ch 12:33 Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with all instruments of war, fifty thousand, which could keep rank: they were not of double heart.
1Ch 12:34 And of Naphtali a thousand captains, and with them with shield and spear thirty and seven thousand.
1Ch 12:35 And of the Danites expert in war twenty and eight thousand and six hundred.
1Ch 12:36 And of Asher, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, forty thousand.
1Ch 12:37 And on the other side of Jordan, of the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and of the half tribe of Manasseh, with all manner of instruments of war for the battle, an hundred and twenty thousand.
1Ch 12:38 All these men of war, that could keep rank, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel: and all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make David king.
1Ch 12:39 And there they were with David three days, eating and drinking: for their brethren had prepared for them.
1Ch 12:40 Moreover they that were nigh them, even unto Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on camels, and on mules, and on oxen, and meat, meal, cakes of figs, and bunches of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep abundantly: for there was joy in Israel.
MELVIN M. NEWLAND- The word "chronicle" means? It means an "account," a "record," a "history," a "story of" whatever is being written about. And that is what the O.T. books of 1 & 2 Chronicles are - an account of some of the events that took place in the history of the kings of Israel.
The first king of Israel was Saul, who disobeyed God & whose reign ended tragically. The second king was David, the one who killed Goliath, author of many of the Psalms, the one who ushered in the golden years of Israel.
Well, in the 12th chapter of 1 Chronicles, there is a list of the 12 tribes of Israel who came to ally themselves with David, to make him their King.
Ron Luce - Something on the order of Hurricane Katrina is about to hit our whole nation of young people, and the aftermath will no doubt last over 50 years. Just like we saw on the Doppler radar warning that Katrina was on the way, we can see clear signs that this ‘storm’ is approaching as well. Many chose to ‘ride out the storm,’ hardly realizing what their lack of belief in the Doppler would cost them. May God deliver us from such foolishness as we face the gathering storm before us.