Genealogies Speak

Psalm 20:7 “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.”

I recently purchased a Life Application Bible Kindle Edition – and I must say, I am one happy customer! 😀

I was asking the Lord how can He speak to me with these lists of names (in Chronicles), because I sincerely miss HIM.. As I was reading, I clicked on the highlighted verse number and there is an explanation.

1 Chronicles 5:18–22 The armies of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh succeeded in battle because they trusted God. Although they had instinct and skill as soldiers, they prayed and sought God’s direction. The natural and developed abilities God gives us are meant to be used for him, but they should never replace our dependence on him. When we trust in our own cleverness, skill, and strength rather than in God, we open the door for pride. When facing difficult situations, seek God’s purpose and ask for his guidance and strength. Psalm 20:7 says, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.”

Tyndale House Publishers (2012-02-20). Life Application Study Bible, NIV (Kindle Locations 147655-147660). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Oh how I needed to read that, I am reminded that I cannot rely on my own skill but I need to TRUST IN HIM who knows everything. Sometimes things are just so slow and you just say “LORD can I just do it my way and not wait for you?”…. well… Genealogies in the Bible do speak! God uses them (our family) to speak to us.

Thank for the life long lesson we can pick from the people in the bible. Apparently, when we read the Bible, we realize that these people are not perfect. We see the consequences of what sin can bring to us. But most of all, we can see God’s grace and it points to one Savior.. Jesus Christ. So I encourage you all to explore the bible, there’s more to it than just words.

With NIV Life Application- Kindle Edition which only cost about 17.66usd (around 700php) you can read the verses click on the highlighted text, for additional knowledge and background and easily go back to the verse that you were previously reading.

The only comment I can say and maybe Kindle can improve is there should be a heading on top so you don’t get lost in the chapters. 🙂

Happy Bible reading! Enjoy the presence of God!

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