Archive for September 21st, 2007

1 Chronicles 5

 The list of folks continues in chapter five but it is becoming more descriptive.  We learn that Reuben screws up big time by sleeping with his father’s concubine to start with and “lost his firstborn place” which is actually a big deal in that day.  Whether we like to admit it or not guys, one of the key battle grounds in our lives is around sex.  I did say that out loud.  As godly men, we must guard our heart and not allow the enemy an inch in this area.  No temptations – when we give an inch the enemy will take a mile.  Stay away from every situation that could even get close to sin in this area.  The other thing that jumps out is the description of how the families of “Reuben, Gad and Manasseh had 44,760 fighting men” in top share.  Scripture tells us:

1. God helped them as they fought

2. God handed over the enemy

3. God answered their prayers because they trusted Him

Then the key words – “the battle was God’s”.  Don’t ever forget this.  It is not our battle.  We are the ones on the field of war – but it is God’s battle and we need to keep it that way.  God gave them victory.  The sad thing: “they were not faithful to God” and they lost it all.  What a shame……

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