Daily Reading – 1 Chron. 1-2 / John 16:1-15
1 Chronicles 1:1-4 Adam, Sheth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered, Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
Today, DNA testing is a big thing. People buy DNA test kits for themselves, and for family members and friends as gifts. Some tests are bought by friends and neighbors to see if they might be related. Occasionally these results are uneventful, for people who have a good idea of their family history. However, many times the results are kind of surprising. Finding out that you’re not of the nationality you thought you were. These tests have led to people finding long lost siblings who were adopted out youth to different families. The tests have been used by legal authorities to track down and arrest criminals who have been hiding in plain sight. Some tests have even led to medical findings in a family history that have saved people’s lives. Clearly, these tests have been helpful. Here is a question for you today. Without those tests or the aid of an Internet site, how far back could you accurately track your family’s history?
Long before any of these DNA tests, or ancestry tracking sights were available, family heritage and blood lines were important to the children of Israel. They kept meticulous records. It was important for land distribution when they came back home after their captivity. It was important in tracing the ancestry of Christ, as His birth fulfilled the prophecy of being of the family of David, of Judah, of Abraham, and of Adam. Before the Internet, this was Ancestry.God.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
God’s Word is true, and traceable. It’s one thing to make a claim, quite another to back it up. The archaeological, historical, and ancestral accuracy astounds some people. However, when you tell the truth, it shouldn’t be surprising when it proves to be true.
Does it surprise you?
Living In His Word Ministries
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director