November 9, Reading 1 – 1 Chronicles 26, 27

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SAA Notes

Gate keepers/those who police the place, treasurers, army officers/ those involved in defence and offence, political leaders and bureaucrats/those involved in administration. We need people of all sorts of gifts and abilities in the Church of God. Isn’t this Paul’s point in 1 Corinthians 12 – different members but one body?

SJA Notes

Running a country of a million+ people well is a complicated business.

Look at all the jobs.

Accountants, Auditors, Captains, Construction Magnates, Councilors and more.

Even just taking a look at the finances and wealth of the kingdom, there is much depth in this passage.

We’ve got Ahijah in 26 v20, in charge of the treasuries of the house of God and of dedicated gifts.

Then in v26 there’s Shelomoth, who had charge of the treasuries of the dedicated gifts (maybe in conjunction with Ahijah, or overlapping where the dedicated gifts came into the realm of the house of God). Maybe something like a chief auditor!

Then in 27 v25 there’s Azmaveth who looked after the accounts of the country itself, and then Jonathan who oversaw the cities, villages and towers finances.

God is a God of Order. We see this in how He made the world.

And we see it here, in the temporal and spiritual structures He instituted and brought about.

There is both temporal and spiritual wisdom here for us. Good order promotes healthy society. Good order is part of true religion.

Let’s be encouraged in the work we are about, the different roles we have throughout our day and week, because it’s working for the Lord!

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