1 Chronicles

1 Chronicles 3-5

For chapters 1 and 2:  I posted genealogies and I am not sure anyone liked them as much as me. So the only one that I need you to look at today is this one, it is the whole purpose of the chronicles.  David….to Jesus.  If you did not print it, click here.

If the focus of this book is DAVID as the Covenant line that will bring the Messiah, look at the top—Jesse.  Does Jesse ring a bell?  Kind of? (It is ok to say NO, we are taking in SO MUCH INFORMATION THIS YEAR).  You can find him on many of the handouts so far, but here is the cool answer: Remember back in Genesis Judah went and slept with what he thought was a town prostitute (it was really his widowed daughter in law) and did not have any money so he gave her the “Scarlet Cord”.  At the time I talked about following that scarlet cord to Jesus…so in today’s read we begin with the Sons of David, but it is important to see verse 9,  TAMAR (a female) is mentioned!

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So back to the David Visual: we looked at Jesse (top)- now follow the line to REHOBOAM-Solomon’s son and then his son ABIJAH.  Look at the list of kings below.  You don’t have to understand this just yet BUT YOU WILL!  So cool. (no need to print it, I have better ones when we get there) From what we read in 2 Samuel so far the Nation as a whole is a hot mess and they are fighting each other even though we are a Monarchy (starting with Saul).  They are going to divide, kind of like the United States did in 1861 (but sadly, not both sides will survive the split).

The RIGHT side should match starting in verse 10-16 today.  We have not read Kings yet, BUT I bet you can guess which kingdom does not survive the split (the one without the Covenant).


Suddenly we have Jabez and his prayer:



There are other names in the Judah clan you might recognize such as verse 13: Othniel, the first Judge and verse 15 Caleb (the spy).

In chapter 4 it is not surprising we find a short genealogy of Simeon.  Simeon wasn’t supposed to receive land (from when he avenged Dinah’s death with the massacre at the circumcision. But Judah let them have some of theirs. Look familiar?

Map of the Promised Land

But in Judges, Simeon cooperated with Judah so they sort of became one tribe for a while.

Chapter 5: Look at the map above again.  We now read about the 2 1/2 tribes on the east side of the Jordan River “Transjordan Tribes”. Reuben, Gad and 1/2 of Manasseh all have genealogies but statements about their failures and victories.

Don’t forget your Jabaz assignment!

7 thoughts on “1 Chronicles 3-5

  1. Patricia I love the genealogy charts you post, keep them coming please! Also, I am sure I speak for others when I say I hope you know how much this blog blesses me each time I read it! Sometimes I try to guess what you are going to highlight, and am amazed how I missed what you share. But I know the Lord still is speaking to me personally. So thank you for all your research, time and sharing what you’ve learned, it’s very much appreciated.

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  2. Jabez defied the odds of his destiny based on his name and knew that God was the only way to get the blessings of his prayer. Not only did he ask God to help him through difficult times and be with him throughout, he continues to praise God and for all the continued guidance from God to lead the way. The right attitude and intent along with never forgetting to praise God for his blessings is something I could do a better job of for sure! I don’t usually comment but I’ve really enjoyed the read this year so far! I do think 2 Samuel has become a new favorite book of mine. Thank you for always providing such detail and I love the maps and handouts! They really do help me dig a little deeper. I hope and pray your daughter is continuing to heal!

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  3. I hesitate to comment on Jabez, but I did do some research. My husband also has a book called The Prayer of Jabez. Although not much is known about him, the take away I found meaningful was that because he prayed and looked to the Lord, even though his name means “sorrow”, he did not accept his life to be that way. He asked the Lord to bless him, enlarge his place of influence, asked God to be with him and keep him from evil. And scripture says he “was more honorable than his brothers.” It is a reminder to me to not be stuck in a label I give myself or feel from other people. What a reminder to always look to theLord and give Him the glory. Sorry if this was too long. Just a little mention of his (Jabez) name but so meaningful!

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  4. Yesterday, I kept looking for more on Jabez. Like I needed him to be more. Although I don’t have an in-depth knowledge of him but what I do know seems to be what counts the most. Remembering that God loves me and accepts me by grace. He looks at my heart, not my story. Now I get the deeper meaning of his story. I think patti06 summarized the information and the true meaning. Thanks patti.

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  5. I think he had been in pain by many things and was now able to ask for help from the Lord. His mother didn’t do him any favor with giving him this name ( there is a lesson in its self about what the meaning of name mean) I think he just wanted a life that kept him from harm. Jabez mother named him for her situation but, God had better plans for his life. It lets me know that no matter what I am called by someone..I know I am called His child and that is powerful!!

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