DCLM Daily Manna 2023: DCLM Daily Manna 17 June 2023: Family History
Key Verse: “And Mikloth begat Shimeam. And they also dwelt with their brethren at Jerusalem, over against their brethren.” – (1 Chronicles 9:38)
TEXT: 1 Chronicles 9:35-44 (KJV)
35 And in Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon, Jehiel, whose wife’s name was Maachah:
36 And his firstborn son Abdon, then Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and Nadab.
37 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth.
38 And Mikloth begat Shimeam. And they also dwelt with their brethren at Jerusalem, over against their brethren.
39 And Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat Saul; and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
40 And the son of Jonathan was Meribbaal: and Meribbaal begat Micah.
41 And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and Melech, and Tahrea, and Ahaz.
42 And Ahaz begat Jarah; and Jarah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza;
43 And Moza begat Binea; and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son.
44 And Azel had six sons, whose names are these, Azrikam, Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan: these were the sons of Azel.
The book, Roots, by Alex Haley, is a bestseller for many reasons. It tells the story of Kunta Kinte, an 18th century African captured as an adolescent, sold into slavery in Africa and transported to North America. It follows his life and the lives of his descendants in the United States down to Haley. The novel spent forty-six weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, including twenty-two weeks at number one. The book was such a huge success because knowing, recording and preserving family history can have direct impact on one’s family and even future generations.
The genealogy of Saul is the focus of today’s passage. It is to emphasise the fact that God did not wipe out his lineage. His descendants lived to the days of Ezra and the return from exile. The genealogy continues for twelve generations after him. The fact that his dynasty crashed and his kingship was transferred to David did not remove his family’s place in Israel’s history. It is significant that the divine record still noted his generation long after he was gone.
Knowing our historical background can help us develop a strong sense of who we really are. Whether as a church, family or individual, our past history (even if negative) can serve as a lesson for others. The records we keep can be a source of inspiration for many who may be able to serve God better because of our legacy.
Many missionaries of old wrote journals where they kept records of their experiences, which give us The Bible adequate information about their daily spiritual and physical discipline. As God helped them to live an organised life, He will help you also today to keep good records of your walk with Him.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Learning from history makes us better persons.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Ephesians 4-6
Thank you for studying today’s Daily Manna – Family History – by Pastor W.F Kumuyi
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Daily Manna 17 June 2023