February 05, 2020
Heritage Begins Here
1 Chronicles 1:1 (KJB) Adam, Sheth, Enosh
The book of Chronicles might seem like dry reading without any relevance whatsoever today. However, it is the recorded history of all humanity, beginning with Adam in this short scripture verse.
1 Chronicles 1:4 (KJB) Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
People are interested in tracing their family roots. For many, their fondness to the past is relevant to the peace and happiness of their future.
Indeed, it is interesting to meet family in sifting readily available information about the history of the past. It is interesting to personally know more about families and life in the “olden days,” With the onset of computers and data stored on drives and in the cloud- a person can often dig through family history relatively quickly.
Did you know that if all information was available, and it is not, that a person could theoretically trace his or her ancestors back to one of three lineages: Shep, Ham, and Japheth. A person could conceivably go farther, before the flood, and trace their lineage back to the first man, Adam, leading us straight to God.
However, this lineage information is not recorded line by line and available for us to peruse today. We can, by faith, understand that each of us was formed by God, like Adam, and have ancestral ties to the beginning of the human race and perhaps make us more anxious to read about different lines of people and the accounts where all life as we know it began.
The biblical books of The Chronicles may seem like reading a dry accounting like a phone book until a person realizes that this biblical history is his or her history, too, as was recorded in ancient times. Making ancient history personal inside a foundation began by God will undoubtedly take a reader’s mind and heart more in-depth to his or her heritage.
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