1 Chronicles 4—6
The Books of Kings were written as prophetic calls to awaken God’s people to awareness that their exile was the result of profound moral and religious degradation. 1 and 2 Chronicles, while covering much of the same period, write this history in the light of the community of God that has already returned to freedom after the exile. The emphasis is upon worship; hence, the priestly tone of this work, as contrasted with prophecy.
In the passage for today, genealogies outline the tribes of Judah, Simeon, Reuben, Gad, Manasseh and Levi, with further information about this latter line of priests.
God wants you to see your personal history in the light of God’s present call to you. Pray for a deep awareness of this call, asking the Spirit to help you interpret your past in the light of the blessed future that God is unfolding for you.
My life in light of Your call
My place in Your tapestry
Life in communion with saints
Songs as the ark comes to rest 6:31
For more about this way to pray, see “Daily Bible Breaths” in Resources.
This is the fifth of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year C.
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