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1 Chronicles 7:2 (1-40) “The sons of Tola were mighty men of valor in their generations;

Who are you helping?

All the tribes had mighty men of valor. What made them mighty men? In 1 Chronicles 12:32 we find these words, “men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do;

They were, as we should be today, MEN of understanding, that is MEN who understood what was going on in the world. That there was something wrong happening and that something had to be done about it and they were ready to do it.

Not any less today we need thinking MEN. Not MEN of reAction, MEN who are looking to see what is going on. Understand that this is not what God has ever wanted for man. MEN who will base their actions on right thinking.

What does this say to women? Just as in those days God made women to help there men achieve God’s goals that job hasn’t changed. As a wife, as a daughter how are you helping?

Courage involves setting your fears aside so you can do what is right no matter what.

 

pensamiento-e, 30 de septiembre 2016

1 Crónicas 7:2 (1-40) “Los hijos de Tola fueron hombres fuertes y valientes en sus generaciones;

¿A quién estás ayudando?

Todas las tribus tenían hombres valientes. ¿Qué les hizo hombres fuertes? En 1 Crónicas 12:32, nos encontramos con estas palabras, “expertos en discernir los tiempos, con conocimiento de lo que Israel debía hacer,”

Eran, como debe ser hoy, HOMBRES de entendimiento, es decir, HOMBRES que entendieron lo que estaba pasando en el mundo. Que había algo malo sucediendo y que había que hacer algo acerca de ello y estaban dispuestos a hacerlo.

No menos hoy necesitamos HOMBRES que piensan. No HOMBRES de reAcción, HOMBRES que están mirando qué es lo que está sucediendo. Entienden que esto no es lo que Dios ha querido para el hombre. HOMBRES que van abasar sus acciones en pensar correctamente.

¿Qué dice esto a las mujeres? Al igual que en aquellos días Dios hizo a la mujer para ayudar a sus hombres logran las metas de Dios ese trabajo no ha cambiado. Como esposa, como hija ¿cómo estas ayudando?

Valentía involucra poniendo por un lado mis temores para poder hacer lo que es correcto sin importar el resultado.

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1 Chronicles 6:55 (49-81) “to them they gave Hebron in the land of Judah and its pasture lands around it;

What time is it?

Remember that the role of the Levite was to service the sacrifices and to teach. They all couldn’t perform sacrifices at the same time. So they did this in shifts, first at Shiloh (before the Temple was built) and later at Jerusalem (after the Temple was built).

While they were waiting to go on or had just gotten off, they could return to their hometown. There they’d find their families tending sheep, mingling with the people in the area and teaching them, Numbers 35:4-5. It is said that every Israelite was within ten miles of a Levite city, Numbers 35:11-12. God’s council was always close.

Some of us like the routine of knowing what’s next but you can see how this could become quite a boring existence for others. Time is something we all need to learn how to use carefully because we won’t always have all we think we need.

Contentment involves learning how to use what we have rather than desiring what we can’t use.

 

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1 Chronicles 6:55 (49-81) “to them they gave Hebron in the land of Judah and its pasture lands around it;

What time is it?

Remember that the role of the Levite was to service the sacrifices and to teach. They all couldn’t perform sacrifices at the same time. So they did this in shifts, first at Shiloh (before the Temple was built) and later at Jerusalem (after the Temple was built).

While they were waiting to go on or had just gotten off, they could return to their hometown. There they’d find their families tending sheep, mingling with the people in the area and teaching them, Numbers 35:4-5. It is said that every Israelite was within ten miles of a Levite city, Numbers 35:11-12. God’s council was always close.

Some of us like the routine of knowing what’s next but you can see how this could become quite a boring existence for others. Time is something we all need to learn how to use carefully because we won’t always have all we think we need.

Contentment involves learning how to use what we have rather than desiring what we can’t use.

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1 Chronicles 6:31 (1-48) “Now these are those whom David appointed over the service of song in the house of the Lord,

What do you think?

I found it interesting that the writer felt it important to mention, in the listing of Levites how that David felt it important to personally appoint those in charge of the worship music.

Since many of our Psalms were written by David it should be no surprise he would be interested in that part of the temple service. But, I think it was much more then that, David was concerned that the music be right. After all, he did write the lyrics. There was no aspect of the service for the Lord that David felt so trivial not to merit his concern.

I think likewise today; we should be concerned for every aspect of our own worship services with that same seriousness and attention to detail. But not just because it was important to David it was important to God. Yes, how we worship Him is as important as that we worship.

Enthusiasm involves getting excited about doing the things that please God.

 

pensamiento-e, 28 de septiembre 2016

1 Crónicas 6:31 (1-48) “Y estos son los que David puso sobre el servicio del canto en la casa del Señor,”

¿Qué piensas?

Me pareció interesante que el escritor considera importante mencionar, en el listado de levitas cómo que David consideraba importante nombrar personalmente a los responsables de la música de adoración.

Puesto que muchos de nuestros Salmos fueron escritos por David no debería sorprender que estaría interesado en esa parte del servicio del templo. Pero, creo que fue mucho más que eso, David estaba preocupado por el hecho de que la música sea adecuado. Después de todo, él escribió la letra. No había ningún aspecto del servicio para el Señor que David sintió tan trivial de no merecer su preocupación.

Creo asimismo hoy; debemos estar preocupados por cada aspecto de nuestros propios servicios de culto con la misma seriedad y atención al detalle. Pero no sólo porque era importante para David era importante para Dios. Sí, cómo le adoremos es tan importante que adoramos.

Entusiasmo involucra emocionarse con las cosas que le agradan a Dios.

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1 Chronicles 5:25 (23-26) “But they acted treacherously against the God of their fathers…

What are you doing?

I guess it can’t be stressed enough that every effort should be made, as parents, to bring up our children in the way they should go, in the hope that when they are old they will not go astray, Proverbs 22:6.

The Assyrian exile was the first exile of two major exiles the Babylonian was the second. In both cases the people of God abandoned Him in favor of the gods of the Canaanite nations around them. They were all people who knew their history and the God who helped them become a nation.

As parents (including God) we can’t guarantee that our children will definitely never go astray. Yet, no matter what we feel the fact remains that that responsibility falls on parents to insure the spiritual well being of their young. So, as parents we must take great care not to promise what we can’t or won’t keep. Because as the Word says, “be sure your sin will find you out.” (Numbers 32:23)

Decisiveness involves learning how to make decisions based on an understanding of God’s ways and God’s will.

 

pensamiento-e, 27 de septiembre 2016

1 Crónicas 5:25 (23-26) “Pero traicionaron al Dios de sus padres

¿Qué estás haciendo?

Supongo que no se puede insistir lo suficiente en que deben hacerse todos los esfuerzos posibles, como padres, criar a nuestros hijos en la manera en que debían ir, en la esperanza de que cuando llegan a viejo no se apartaran, Proverbios 22:6.

El exilio Asirio fue el primer exilio de dos grandes exilios el Babilónio fue el segundo. En ambos casos, el pueblo abandonó a su Dios en favor de los dioses de las naciones Cananeos alrededor de ellos. Todos ellos eran personas que conocían su historia y el Dios que les habia ayudado a convertirse en una nación.

Como padres (incluyendo a Dios) no podemos garantizar que nuestros hijos definitivamente nunca se desviaran. Sin embargo, no importa lo que sentimos el hecho sigue siendo que la responsabilidad recae sobre los padres para asegurar el bienestar espiritual de sus hijos. Por lo tanto, como padres, debemos tener mucho cuidado de no prometer lo que no podemos o no queremos mantener. Porque como la palabra dice, “sabed que vuestro pecado os alcanzara.” (Números 32:23)

Resolución involucra aprendiendo como tomar decisiones basadas en un entendimiento de los caminos y voluntad de Dios.

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1 Chronicles 5:20-22 (11-22) “for they cried out to God in the battle,… because the war was of God.”

Whose side are you on?

This reminded me of Joshua. Remember when he was poised to take Jericho? He had gone out to be alone and figure out how to take the city when, he was approached by a soldier. He asked if the man was for Joshua or against him, Joshua 5:13-14. Remember the response?

It was “No.” You see Joshua had not realized that when you’re doing God’s work no one is for you or against YOU. The question is, are you for or against God? Also, remember that God decided to clear the land of Canaanites and Israel had failed. They had failed because they had not called out to God.

This grouping of tribes was successful not because they banded together to form a larger group. They succeeded in God’s goals because they cried out to God. This was God’s fight not theirs. Let’s not forget whose side we’re on and forget about who’s on our side.

Decisiveness involves learning how to make decisions based on an understanding of God’s ways and God’s will.

 

pensamiento-e, 26 de septiembre 2016

1 Crónicas 5:20-22 (11-22) “porque clamaron a Dios en la batalla,… porque la guerra era de Dios.”

¿En qué lado estás?

Esto me hiso recordar acerca de Josué. Recuerde cuando él estaba listo para tomar Jericó? Había salido a estar solo y encontrar la manera de tomar la ciudad cuando, se le acercó un soldado. Le preguntó si el hombre estaba departe de Josué o contra él, Josué 5:13-14. Recuerde la respuesta?

Fue “No.” ¿Pueden ver? Josué no se había dado cuenta de que cuando estás haciendo el trabajo de Dios nadie esta departe de ti o contra ti. La pregunta es, ¿está usted a favor o en contra de Dios? Además, recuerde que Dios decidió limpiar la tierra de los cananeos e Israel había fallado. Ellos habían fracasado porque no llamaron a Dios.

Esta agrupación de tribus no tuvo éxito porque se unieron para formar un grupo más grande. Tuvieron éxito en las metas de Dios porque clamaron a Dios. Esta fue la pelea de Dios no la de ellos. No olvidemos en que lado estamos y quién está departe de nosotros.

Resolución involucra aprendiendo como tomar decisiones basadas en un entendimiento de los caminos y voluntad de Dios.

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1 Chronicles 5:1 (1-10) “Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (for he was the firstborn, but because he defiled his fathers bed, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph…)

Where are your feelings?

I don’t want to over emphasis, but the things you do right now tend to define how you will be remembered. Remember Reuben had taken Jacob’s concubine, Genesis 35:22. All we know of the situation is that in the heat of passion (strong and barely controllable emotion) he sinned against his father, Genesis 49:4.

Now I’m sure that in part the purpose of the writer mentioning it is as a deterrent to others. The right kind of passion can help you overcome that difficult project. But, the wrong kind of passion usually leads one to satisfy what they should control.

I think there is nothing wrong with wanting to be remembered for something positive that you have done or become. As long as we watch out for those fits of passion.

Self-control involves placing even our deepest longings under the control of the Holy Spirit.

 

pensamiento-e, 23 de septiembre 2016

1 Crónicas 5:1 (1-10) “Y los hijos de Rubén, el primogénito de Israel (porque él era el primogénito, mas como profanó la cama de su padre, sus derechos de primogenitura fueron dados a los hijos de José…)

¿Dónde están tus sentimientos?

No quiero enfatizar demasiado, pero las cosas que hacer ahora tienden a definir cómo seremos recordado. Recuerde Rubén había tomado la concubina de Jacob (Génesis 35:22. Todos sabemos de la situación es que, en el calor de la pasión (fuerte y apenas controlable emoción) peco contra su padre, Génesis 49:4.

Ahora estoy seguro de que, en parte, el propósito del escritor mencionarlo es para disuadir a otros. El tipo correcto de la pasión puede ayudarle a superar ese proyecto difícil. Pero, el tipo incorrecto de pasión conduce generalmente a satisfacer lo que uno debe controlar.

Creo que no hay nada malo con querer ser recordado por algo positivo que has hecho o llegado ser. Con tal de que se cuiden de los arranques de pasión.

Dominio propio implica poner aun nuestros mas profundas ansias bajo el control del Espíritu Santo.

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1 Chronicles 4:27 (24-43) “Now Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brothers did not have many sons, nor did all there families multiply like the sons of Judah.”

What are you doing?

Each family has its memories of note. Simeon is here noted because although they were not as prolific as Judah (4:27), they did find great pasture lands for their sheep, 4:40. Well, you can’t have everything.

And I guess they made up for it in good leaders, 4:38. As you may well know the race for many children was driven by the desire to be the family from which Messiah would come.

But I think a greater goal is that of being worthy of service. I mean worthy of being in the service of our Lord and Savior, Jesus. Yet, more important than even being in His service is actually serving.

Dependability involves easing the burden of those you serve by consistently doing your job.

 

pensamiento-e, 22 de septiembre 2016

1 Crónicas 4:27 (24-43) “Y Simei tuvo dieciséis hijos y seis hijas, pero sus hermanos no tuvieron muchos hijos, ni se multiplicaron todas sus familias como los hijos de Judá.”

¿Qué estás haciendo?

Cada familia tiene sus recuerdos de la nota. Simeon se señaló aquí porque a pesar de que no eran tan prolífico como Judá (4:27), se encontraron grandes tierras de pasto para las ovejas, 4:40. Bueno, no se puede tener todo.

Y supongo que compensaron en buenos líderes, 4:38. Como usted bien sabe la carrera para muchos niños fue impulsado por el deseo de ser la familia de la cual vendría el Mesías.

Pero creo que un mayor objetivo es el de ser digno de servicio. Me refiero digno de estar al servicio de nuestro Señor y Salvador, Jesús. Sin embargo, más importante que incluso estando en Su servicio es actualmente servir.

Ser digno de confianza involucra aliviando la carga de aquellos a quien sirvo siendo constante en mi trabajo.

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