Today’s Reading: 1 Chronicles 8
“And the sons of Ulam were mighty men of valour, archers, and had many sons, and sons’ sons, an hundred and fifty. All these are of the sons of Benjamin.” 1 Chronicles 8:40 (KJV)
The names of this genealogy are the lineage of Benjamin. This genealogy from chapter one is for the returning remnant from the Babylonian captivity; that they might remember who goes where, and proof of ownership of any land in the land of Promise.
It is noted by the above verse that the “sons of Ulam were mighty men of valor, archers…” What is valor? It can be defined as bravery in the face of seeming defeat; it is courage when it seems that defeat is inevitable. That is what Christians need in the world today.
Christian men, especially need to step up and stand in the face of the enemy; whatever that enemy may be; whoever that enemy may be; and we know the enemy of us all is the devil himself. He hates Christ Jesus, he hates Christians who love Jesus more than life itself. Christian men and women need to stand in this day.
Ulam’s sons must have been excellent archers, because of being recognized for it. May God Jehovah direct every word to accomplish that which He pleases in the hearts of men and women.
Reading for May 07: 1 Chronicles 9 – 11