Monday, April 29, 2013

Chronic Reading (1 Chronicles 7-10)

Chronicles.  You just don't speak to my soul.  Here we are bouncing back and forth between the lovely, poetic, touching book of Psalms and... 1 Chronicles.  Is anybody's life verse in 1 Chronicles?  Has anyone ever texted a verse from 1 Chronicles to a friend who is going through a challenging time?  Has anyone ever lovingly prayed over their sweet babies the descendants of the tribe of Benjamin?  It's tough to transition between Psalms and Chronicles, but I'm thankful for the back and forth because if I had to read 1 Chronicles straight through I'm afraid there would be a lot of "skimming" going on.  There might be anyway.

I did find a discrepancy in today's chapters, and a section of 2 Samuel.  1 Chronicles 10:4-5 says, "Saul said to his armor-bearer, 'Draw your sword and run me through, or these uncircumcised fellows will come and abuse me.' But his armor-bearer was terrified and would not do it; so Saul took his own sword and fell on it. 5 When the armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his sword and died."

So... what's the scoop?  Who's the guy who told David he was the one who killed Saul and consequently died for it?  I misunderstood something somewhere!  Anyway, no offense 1 Chronicles, but I took a sneak peek and we're back in Psalms tomorrow!

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