We are going to spend the next six weeks in the genealogies of 1 Chronicles. Six weeks on a list of names! Why?
Because names tell stories. When Chronicles was first read to the people of Israel, they would have understood what was going on.
No, they would not have known who everyone was. Genealogies function to connect the â€śimportantâ€ť people to us â€“ through a whole lot of â€śunimportantâ€ť people!
As you listen to the reading of 1 Chronicles 1, remember that this is your genealogy â€“ your story. The first few names are even your biological ancestors! But more importantly, the rest of the names are part of your story as you have been adopted into the family of Jesus.
You may not recognize all the names! But you should listen for the story â€“ those few names that you do recognize provide context for the rest of the names.
The fruit of study! Thank you Pastor Wallace for doing your homework on these genealogies and tying their meaning to the Covenant of Grace. Greatly blessed me as I study 1 Chronicles. You put the work into a solid exegesis and I was blessed to eat the fruit of it.