June 16, 2024

Thomas McNeilly

Jesus Christ is King

1 Chronicles Chapter 26 and Isaiah 60:3

Please consider subscribing to my YouTube Channel

1 Chronicles Chapter 26 Another important job in the Temple? Gatekeepers. These guys guard the north, south, east, and west entrances to the Temple. Don’t let in any impure people or God will be very, very angry. Naturally, they also cast lots to see who gets what guard duty. David also gets a group of men to be in charge of the Temple treasury. These are the money men. Any time someone gave a gift to the Temple these guys were all over it. The king also needs assistants, so David makes sure that some men will be left over to serve as his officers, judges, and councilors. That means the Levites had both religious and secular stuff to take care of. The Temple couldn’t run smoothly without them. Isaiah 60:3 Get out of bed, Jerusalem! Wake up. Put your face in the sunlight. God’s bright glory has risen for you. The whole earth is wrapped in darkness, all people sunk in deep darkness, But God rises on you, his sunrise glory breaks over you. Nations will come to your light, kings to your sunburst brightness. Look up! Look around! Watch as they gather, watch as they approach you: Your sons coming from great distances, your daughters carried by their nannies. When you see them coming you’ll smile—big smiles! Your heart will swell and, yes, burst! All those people returning by sea for the reunion, a rich harvest of exiles gathered in from the nations! And then streams of camel caravans as far as the eye can see, young camels of nomads in Midian and Ephah, Pouring in from the south from Sheba, loaded with gold and frankincense, preaching the praises of God. And yes, a great roundup of flocks from the nomads in Kedar and Nebaioth, Welcome gifts for worship at my altar as I bathe my glorious Temple in splendor. https://temtube.com/#followforfollowback