1 Chronicles

The Prayer of Jabez

Jan 15

The Prayer of Jabez   "Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed!"—1 Chronicles 4:10        We know very little about Jabez, except that he was more honorable than his brethren, and that he was called Jabez because his mother bare him with sorrow. It will sometimes happen that where there is the most sorrow in the antecedents, …

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Exhortation- “Set Your Heart”

Jan 01

Exhortation—“Set Your Heart.”   “Now set your heart and your soul to seek the Lord your God,”—1 Chronicles xxii. 19.   THIS exhortation may be most fitly directed to those who are already saved. It was first given to the elders of Israel, and we would fain hope that they were already good men and true; but, secondly, the …

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One Worker Preparing for Another

Aug 14

One Worker Preparing for Another   “Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of the LORD an hundred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents of silver; and of brass and iron without weight; for it is in abundance: timber also and stone have I prepared; and thou mayest add thereto.”— …

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God’s Handwriting upon David

Aug 07

God’s Handwriting upon David   “All this, said David, the LORD made me understand in writing by his hand upon me, even all the works of this pattern.”— 1 Chronicles xxviii. 19.   THE temple was not to be built according to the designs of David, or Solomon, or any other man. It was to be built according to …

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The Best of All is, God With Us

Jun 24

The Best of All is, God With Us   “Is not the LORD your God with you?” — 1 Chron. xxii. 13.   WHILE we were reading this chapter, you must all have been struck with the melting of one man’s life into another. Here is David most anxious about the building of the temple at Jerusalem; he is …

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The Threshing-Floor of Ornan

Nov 09

The Threshing-Floor of Ornan   “At that time when David saw that the Lord had answered him in the threshing-floor of Oman the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there.”— 1 Chronicles xxi. 28. “Then David said, This is the house of the Lord God, and this is the altar of the burnt offering for Israel.”— 1 Chronicles xxii. 1. DAVID …

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Recruits for King Jesus

Feb 17

Recruits for King Jesus    “And there came of the children of Benjamin and Judah to the hold unto David. And David went out to meet them, and answered and said unto them, If ye he come peaceably unto me to help me, mine heart shall be knit unto you: but if ye be come to betray …

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The Lesson of Uzza

Nov 04

The Lesson of Uzza   “And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.” — 1 Chron. xiii. 8. “And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God home …

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With the King for His Work

Nov 01

With the King for His Work   “These were the potters, and those that dwelt among plants and hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work.”— 1 Chronicles iv. 23.   ALL labour is honourable. No man ever needs to be ashamed of an honest calling. Whether a potter or a gardener, or whatever else his occupation …

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The Recorders

Jun 25

The Recorders   “To record, and to thank and praise the Lord God of Israel.”— 1 Chronicles xvi. 4.   DAVID took care of every part of divine worship; he saw that nothing was. neglected in the service of the God in whom he delighted. Let this stand as an example to us to be careful about everything which …

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