Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

- Tuesday, 6/13/17  Jeremiah 25:4, And the Lord hath sent unto you all his servants the prophets, rising early and sending them; but ye have not hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear. “To hearken”: to hear intelligently, with the implication of attention and obedience. The modern version is “Listen to hear and not to respond.”           

The Strength of Zebulun

1 Chronicles 12:33
“Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with all instruments of war, fifty thousand, which could keep rank: they were not of double heart.”

Not much is said about Zebulun in the Scriptures, but the verse above speaks volumes about this little-known tribe. One thing we do know about the tribe of Zebulun is that they were with Barak when he fought against Sisera, they were with Gideon when he fought the Midianites, and they stood with David when he was made king of Israel.

Keepers of the Entry

1 Chronicles 9:19
“And Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brethren, of the house of his father, the Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of the gates of the tabernacle: and their fathers, being over the host of the LORD, were keepers of the entry.”

In a world when feminists push the woman-led agenda for the home and society, the Scriptures still dictate for the man to be the leader in the home. It is no wonder that our society is dysfunctional because we have left God’s order of how the home and society should be led. God has always shown through the Scriptures that the men are to be the leaders.

Hide and Seek

Psalm 78:4
“We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.”

When you were a child, you probably played the game, “Hide and Seek.” Someone was chosen to be “it,” they would cover their eyes and count to a certain number while the other children went to hide, and once they counted to that certain number, they would go and seek to find the children who were hiding. The children hiding provoked the one person to seek.

No God Like Our God

2 Chronicles 6:14
“And said, O LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee in the heaven, nor in the earth; which keepest covenant, and shewest mercy unto thy servants, that walk before thee with all their hearts:”

I love what Solomon said about God when he dedicated the temple. He said, “…O LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee in the heaven, nor in the earth…” Solomon must have been overwhelmed with all that the LORD had done for him that he couldn’t help but proclaim that God is better than all the gods.