Today we are finishing up Romans, and continue reading three chapters in 1 Chronicles..
June 7: Romans 16, 1 Chronicles 3, 1 Chronicles 4, 1 Chronicles 5 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Romans 16. Sister Phoebe is commended, Paul thanks especially Priscilla and Aquila, then comes a long list of greetings by name. Then comes a warning to avoid divisive persons, followed by greetings from Paul’s friends, even Tertius, the scribe writes a note. The letter ends with a benediction.
1 Chronicles 3 contains the family tee of David, the royal line of Solomon and the royal line of Jeconiah after the exile.
1 Chronicles 4 contains the family tree of Judah and the family tree of Simeon.
1 Chronicles 5 contains the family tree of Reuben, the family tree of Gad and the family tree of Manasseh East of Jordan. These three tribes were unfaithful to God and the king of Assyria defeated them and took them into exile.
This prophesy was given about 150 years before it happened. Cyrus the elder ruled from 559 to 530 B.C. and let the captives return and rebuild the temple.
Dan failed to conquer the Philistines and settled in the northernmost part of Israel instead. This continues even to this day.
Not the most inviting country setting.
The sin of Onan was not that he spilled his seed on the ground, but that he disobeyed God. It has often been misunderstood.
The scarlet thread is meaningful through the Bible. Another time it was used as a signal was in Joshua 2:21 “Agreed,” she replied. “Let it be as you say.”So she sent them away, and they departed. And she tied the scarlet cord in the window.
Probably the best known Bible passage is found is Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.
And the color worn by Roman Catholic Cardinals is scarlet).
Two weddings in one week! Then he worked another seven years for Laban.