What’s Your Assignment? (I Chronicles 6)

 48 And their brothers the Levites were appointed for all the service of the tabernacle of the house of God. I Chronicles 6:48

“Oh, no,” thought the middle school guy who was asked to read I Chronicles 6 out loud before the class. This young man responded to the teacher by saying, “This is a disaster chapter. There is no way I can pronounce all those names.”

The truth is, we would feel the same way if we were asked to pronounce all those names out loud.

Just for reminder, the first 9 chapters of I Chronicles is a listing of all kinds of genealogies. God has placed these lists before us as a reminder that God was reminding the returning exiles of the constant love and care of God in Israel’s past. It was also God’s challenge for the people to take their place in God’s redemptive plan.

The natural question for we Gentiles is, what value is this to us? Brothers and sisters there is much value for us in these chapters. For example, we see the mighty hand of God in bringing our Saviors birth to completion. We also are challenged to find what our assignment for God really is.

Let me help you here. This past week I have spent extended time in John 15. 11 times Jesus uses the words, “abide in Me.” In I Chronicles the people were pointed to following the path their ancestors were on. But in the the New Testament we are called to follow Jesus.

In the New Testament we realize God’s path is for everyone to be saved and out of this salvation the realization comes that the Lord has individual assignments for each person He saves. I love John 15:16

16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

On this Monday I challenge you to do the following:

  • Rejoice in being chosen by God to be saved.
  • Rejoice in God for being chosen to serve.
  • Rejoice in God for being chosen to bear fruit that has eternal impact.

Yes there are many hard to pronounce names in I Chronicles. But did you know there is a book in Heaven with many names that you might not be able to pronounce. The book is the Lambs Book of Life where all who are saved and will be saved have their names written.

I know my name is there and I know that I am to reach those who’s names are written there. This is my personal assignment.

2 questions:

  1. How does it make you feel to know that your name is in the Lambs Book of Life?
  2. What is written on your to-do schedule for the day?

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