Thursday, April 17, 2014

24 Commands from 1 Chronicles 16

During my quiet time, I have been reading through 1 Kings and 1 Chronicles.  Honestly, I wouldn't put these two books on my "Top 5 Favorite Books of the Bible" list, but they are both so full of "gems" scattered throughout each book.  It has been a blessing to discover all the little "gems" God has purposefully placed there for our edification and encouragement.  This morning I read 1 Chronicles 16. Did you ever realize that verses 8-22 are almost identical to Psalm 105:1-15?  It was an amazing discovery for me!  Every Word in the Bible is important, but think of the seriousness God has placed on certain words by repeating them in different places in the Bible - there are NO accidents with God!  So….why am I telling you all this?  To share with you the 24 Commandments found in 1 Chronicles 16 that God brought to my attention this morning!
  1.  Give thanks unto the Lord v. 8
  2.  Call upon his name v. 8
  3.  Make known his deeds among the people v. 8
  4.  Sing unto him v. 9
  5.  Sing psalms unto him v. 9
  6.  Talk ye of all his wondrous works v. 9
  7.  Glory ye in his holy name v. 10
  8.  Seek the Lord v. 10
  9.  Seek the Lord and his strength v. 11
10.  Seek his face continually v. 11
11.  Remember his marvelous works, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth v. 12
12.  Be ye mindful always of his covenant v. 15
13.  Sing unto the Lord v. 23
14.  Shew forth from day to day his salvation v. 23
15.  Declare his glory among the heathen, his marvelous works among all nations v. 24
16.  Give unto the Lord v. 28
17.  Give unto the Lord glory and strength v. 28
18.  Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name v. 29
19.  Bring an offering v. 29
20.  Come before him v. 29
21.  Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness v. 29
22.  Fear before him v. 30
23.  Give thanks unto the Lord v. 34
24.  And say ye… v. 35
That's quite a list of things we're commanded to do, isn't it?  Makes me wonder what kind of blessings the Lord would pour out on my life and on the lives of those around me if I would simply do the things on this list!  What a challenge God has given me this morning!


  1. I'm with you, not two of my favorite books either. You got so e good stuff from them, I think I'll do that next time I'm in a "not so easy to read" book and see what I get out of it. Thanks!

  2. I'm glad God commands us to sing! :P