God’s people needed to be reminded of their identity through the retelling of God’s story.
Ezra 9:13-14 NLT
13 “Now we are being punished because of our wickedness and our great guilt. But we have actually been punished far less than we deserve, for you, our God, have allowed some of us to survive as a remnant.14 But even so, we are again breaking your commands and intermarrying with people who do these detestable things. Won’t your anger be enough to destroy us, so that even this little remnant no longer survives?
1 Chronicles 1:1-4 NLT
1 The descendants of Adam were Seth, Enosh 2 Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared 3 Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech 4 and Noah. The sons of Noah were Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
1 Chronicles 16:4-6 NLT
4 David appointed the following Levites to lead the people in worship before the Ark of the LORD—to invoke his blessings, to give thanks, and to praise the LORD, the God of Israel.5 Asaph, the leader of this group, sounded the cymbals. Second to him was Zechariah, followed by Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel. They played the harps and lyres.6 The priests, Benaiah and Jahaziel, played the trumpets regularly before the Ark of God’s Covenant.
1 Chronicles 29:10-11
10 Then David praised the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly: “O LORD, the God of our ancestor Israel, may you be praised forever and ever!11 Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O LORD, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things.
It’s not about the stuff, it’s about God’s presence!
2 Chronicles 13:5-8
5 Don’t you realize that the LORD, the God of Israel, made a lasting covenant with David, giving him and his descendants the throne of Israel forever?6 Yet Jeroboam son of Nebat, a mere servant of David’s son Solomon, rebelled against his master.7 Then a whole gang of scoundrels joined him, defying Solomon’s son Rehoboam when he was young and inexperienced and could not stand up to them.8 “Do you really think you can stand against the kingdom of the LORD that is led by the descendants of David? You may have a vast army, and you have those gold calves that Jeroboam made as your gods.
Nothing can stop God’s story no matter how scary things may look!
What will the chronicle of our lives today teach the next generation of Christians?