1 Chronicles 4-6, Luke 5:17-39
26And amazement seized them all, and they glorified God and were filled with awe, saying, “We have seen extraordinary things today.” -ellie
9 “Jabez was more honorable than his brothers; and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.” 10Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked.”
Such an unusual little story tucked in here for us to ponder
Prayer of Jabez stood out. I had kind of forgotten about it but I do have that little book somewhere and should reread it! I also loved 1 Chron 5:20b: He answered their prayers because they trusted in him. So sweet, simple, and to the point, right in the midst of all the genealogy stuff! There are several areas where I’m not seeing answered prayer and I believe it’s because I’m trusting in myself more than in him.
1 Chronicles 5:20b…He granted their request because they trusted in Him.
This stuck out to me today. I love how God’s Word is fresh with every reading!
Yes! Me too!
I can’t help but think of the friends that took the paralyzed man to Jesus. These are the kind of friends that I want to surround myself with. People who have true genuine faith in the Lord and who are there to lift up each other in times of need to the Lord. Jesus recognized this faith and friendship as something wonderful.
this is an excellent response and I completely agree!!
Sin paralyzes us, often in various ways, and I love how Jesus alone can set us free from both the physical and the eternal spiritual bondage. May we tell of His miraculous ways as we walk, unhindered and free by His grace. Have a beautiful day in Christ, SRT sisters xox
Beautiful words thank you Christa Michelle. I’m in a season of this paralysis now in an area of my life and only now see that scripture clearly now. Jesus came to free us indeed from the chains that bind us and blind us If we will reach out to HIM and step out in obedience!
luke 5:36-39 lost me a bit / commentary that helped
if one puts freshly pressed must directly into the skin and close it off, the tumultuous stage of fermentation would burst the wineskins, but after this stage, the skins have enough stretchiness to handle the rest of the fermentation process. However, skins that have already been used and stretched out (“old wineskins”) cannot be used again since they cannot stretch again. If they are used again for holding wine that is still in the process of fermenting (“new wine”), they will burst.
This, then, is the meaning of Jesus’ parables of the patched garment and the wineskins: the gospel of the Kingdom which Jesus brings cannot be fitted into the the Pharisees’ paradigm or way of living…
It bothers me that primarily men are listed in the genealogies.
I’m sorry it bothers you. for their culture they trace their lineage through the man. in our culture we do that too, through last name, but it’s not nearly as important to us… we know both sides of our family and have little reason to trace our heritage. I think it’s kinda fun when they throw a woman’s name in there. it makes me wider what she did to stand out
Absolutely JJ! I think people who are bothered by genealogies mostly naming males, might not have been raised or taught with the full picture in mind. And don’t forget, each great man listed, was given life by God thru the woman who carried him in her womb and gave him life! The women are definitely worth writing home about because they sure weren’t viewed as they (we) are today… Jesus revealed himself to his mother at Cana, Samaritan woman, and first as risen Lord to Mary! God is in charge. In LOVING control and He decides what is worthy of writing in Hid God-breathed Word :) We can rest in this truth. Blessings on you both sweet sisters. Xox
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