Song for Today:
Teach Me Thy Way O Lord
Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean,
but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.
There is a way that seems right to a man,
but its end is the way to death.
The simple believes everything,
but the prudent gives thought to his steps.
love and faithfulness.
In all toil there is profit,
but mere talk tends only to poverty.
In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence,
and his children will have a refuge.
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life,
that one may turn away from the snares of death.
Righteousness exalts a nation,
but sin is a reproach to any people.
from Proverbs 14
The sons of Issachar:..
The sons of Benjamin:..
The sons of Naphtali:..
The sons of Manasseh:..
The sons of Ephraim:.. the sons of Joseph the son of Israel.
The sons of Asher:..
from 1Chronicles 7
from 1Chronicles 8
So all Israel was recorded in genealogies, and these are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel. And Judah was taken into exile in Babylon because of their breach of faith. Now the first to dwell again in their possessions in their cities were Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the temple servants. And some of the people of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh lived in Jerusalem:
from 1Chronicles 9
the Philistines fought against Israel, and the men of Israel fled before the Philistines and fell slain on Mount Gilboa. And the Philistines overtook Saul and his sons, and the Philistines struck down Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul. The battle pressed hard against Saul, and the archers found him, and he was wounded by the archers. Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised come and mistreat me.” But his armor-bearer would not, for he feared greatly. Therefore Saul took his own sword and fell upon it. And when his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell upon his sword and died.
So Saul died for his breach of faith. He broke faith with the LORD in that he did not keep the command of the LORD, and also consulted a medium, seeking guidance. He did not seek guidance from the LORD. Therefore the LORD put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David the son of Jesse.
from 1Chronicles 10