1 Chronicles 1
Focus Verse: Two sons were born to Eber: One was named Peleg, because in his time the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan. (19)
Peleg means divided. The land masses of Earth were once connected, but in Peleg’s day they were separated (that must have been one massive earthquake!) Even today when you look at a world atlas you can see how the earth once came together.
1 Chronicles 2
Focus Verse: The son of Karmi: Achar, who brought trouble on Israel by violating the ban on taking devoted things. (7)
When we’re dead and gone and other people read our names in a book somewhere, will we be remembered for causing trouble or doing good?
1 Chronicles 3
Focus Verse: The descendants of Jehoiachin the captive: Shealtiel his son. (17)
This is how 2 Kings ended. Remember? Jerusalem had fallen to Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, and king Jehoiachin had been taken captive. Even though everything looked hopeless for the Israelites, God had not forgotten His promises. The royal line continued even after the exile because God had promised David that his throne would be established forever.
1 Corinthians 6
Focus Verse: “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything. (12)
We do have the right to do anything. We have the freedom to do everything. But doing anything and everything we want is not beneficial to who we are in Christ. We have control over what we do and say because our bodies are not our own. We no longer live for ourselves, but for God. Therefore, nothing should be master over us except Him.