Thursday, November 06, 2008

Porters and Treasures I Chronicles 26

I Chronicles 26:1 "Concerning the divisions of the porters: Of the Korhites was Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph."

As we know, Asaph wrote a number of the Psalms and was put in charge of the singers. It was said of him that he 'made a sound with the cymbal.' Making a sound with a cymbal may not seem like much but (not being a musician) it seems that timing would be everything to make a cymbal fit in with other instruments. So we can say that Asaph had timing and it must have run in the family.

This chapter seems like only a list of names for porters, some who watched the gates and some who watched after vessels and the treasures. As I was looking at the chapter I wondered what I could point out that might be a help. The Bible gives little short burst about these trustworthy men. Following is a sort of list of those:

In verse 5 it is said of Obed-edom, because he had eight sons instead of seven like others mentioned here that "...for God blessed him."

v6 "...for they were mighty men of valour."
v7 "...whose brethren were strong men..."
v8" men for strength for the service..."
v9"...strong men..."
v10"...for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him the chief..."
v13 "And they cast lots, as well the small as the great..."


v20 "And of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things."

These things were taken in wars and dedicated to the LORD by different men: Samuel the seer, Saul the son of Kish, Abner the son of Ner, Joab teh sonof Zeruiah v28.

v31 "...they were sought for, and there were found among them mighty men of valour..."

It is a good thing that when men are needed for a purpose that they are there to be found. I guess we could say that we ought to be findable.

So David, in his fortieth year, set these things in order with men over all the important things of the nation Israel and the house of the LORD. As the Bible says, "...for every matter pertaining to God, and affairs of the king." Much of Solomon's success was due to the diligence of his father David.

Psalm 6:5 "For in death there is no remembrance of thee; in the grave who shall give thee thanks?"

Keywords: David, Bible, Asaph, Abner, Joab. David continues to set the kingdom in order.

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