Today’s Reading – I Chronicles Chapters 3-5
These were the heads of their households: Epher, Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah, and Jahdiel—mighty warriors, famous men, heads of their households. I Chronicles 5:24 CEB
Sounds like these guys had the world in hand … mighty warriors … famous men …
This would be a great story … IF the story ended in verse 24.
But that’s the problem with some stories … they don’t end where we want them to.
And so we read on
But they were unfaithful to the God of their ancestors and faithlessly followed the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.
And there it is.
Their story is our story.
The quest for fame and fortune isn’t the problem.
It is the choice to pursue other things instead of God that get us in trouble.
The story of making idols is as old as time.
And yet, we keep making the same mistakes … over … and over … and over again.
I am thankful for a patient and loving God that remains faithful to His promises even when we (I) am not.
How do I know?
Have you read the rest of the story?
Tomorrow’s Reading – Psalms 73 and 77-78