1 Chronicles 5:17 Adam, All these were reckoned by genealogies in the days of Jotham king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.
If you were to walk into my office on most any given day you’ll find a pile of papers here, another pile of assorted materials there, here a pile there a pile. You might think to yourself, what a mess. (Quite honestly, I see it that way too at times.) However, for the most part, I know what is in each pile. The one pile is research for sermons I am working on, another is materials for retreats and outing I schedule each year, and so on. I know it must look like chaos to most, but it is my organized chaos, and it works for me.
When we think of the children of Israel broken into two groups, the northern tribes called Israel, and southern tribes called Judah, finding a way to recall all the heritage and genealogy may seem somewhat like organized chaos as well. However, way before these people knew they were going to compile this information, God knew. Jotham, King of Judah had a very long reign compared to many others. God kept them from wars and troubles during this time and it was a great time to take an account of all the people of Judah. Similarly, Jeroboam, King of Israel, as a controlling dictator, would want to know who was in his camp. Neither of these men knew at the time that God was using them to keep accurate records. Records of history that would be used later as verification of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords birthright to the throne. However in the midst of this organized chaos, God had orderly accounting of every detail.
When life seems out of sorts and it feels like no one cares, remember, God keeps great records and knows every detail of your life. Matt. 10:30 says; “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” God is monitoring the details.
Does knowing God cares bring you comfort?
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