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Archive for October, 2012
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
1. A son of Esau by Aholibamah, and founder of a tribe.
Gen. 36:5: – 5 and Oholibamah bore Jeush, Jalam and Korah. These were the sons of Esau, who were born to him in Canaan.
Gen. 36:18: – 18 The sons of Esau’s wife Oholibamah: Chiefs Jeush, Jalam and Korah. These were the chiefs descended from Esau’s wife Oholibamah daughter of Anah.
2. A son of Eliphaz and grandson of Esau (Gen. 36:16: – 16 Korah, Gatam and Amalek. These were the chiefs descended from Eliphaz in Edom; they were grandsons of Adah).
3. A son of Hebron, son of Mareshah, son of Caleb (1 Chron. 2:43: – 43 The sons of Hebron: Korah, Tappuah, Rekem and Shema).
4. A grandson of Kohath, son of Levi—ancestor of sanctuary musicians (1 Chron. 6:22: – 22 The descendants of Kohath: Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son).
5. The son of Izhar, the grandson of Levi, who with Dathan and Abiram conspired against Moses and Aaron.
Exod. 6:21: – 21 The sons of Izhar were Korah, Nepheg and Zikri.
Exod. 6:24: – 24 The sons of Korah were Assir, Elkanah and Abiasaph. These were the Korahite clans.
gives Core for Korah.
Korah, along with his two companions, resisted the civil authority of Moses. For refusing to appear before him as commanded, Korah, Dathan and Abiram along with their households and houses were swallowed up by the earth. Then there came the further revolt of Korah against Moses and Aaron, in the interests of the people at large as against the tribe of Levi. The rebels were consumed by fire from the Lord. There followed the opposition of Korah and 250 Levites against the monopoly of the priesthood claimed by Aaron. The “gainsaying,” meaning against the Word, was Korah’s denial of the authority of Moses as God’s chosen spokesman, and intrusion into the priest’s office.
Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. For, ‘Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech. They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.
Summing up: Be agreeable, be sympathetic, be loving, be compassionate, be humble. That goes for all of you, no exceptions. No retaliation. No sharp-tongued sarcasm. Instead, bless–that’s your job, to bless. You’ll be a blessing and also get a blessing. Whoever wants to embrace life and see the day fill up with good, Here’s what you do: Say nothing evil or hurtful; Snub evil and cultivate good; run after peace for all you’re worth. God looks on all this with approval, listening and responding well to what he’s asked; But he turns his back on those who do evil things.
As Absolom flees, his hair is caught in the branches and he’s left hanging.
SAUL, HAVING BEEN defeated and severely wounded in his last battle with the Philistines, killed himself for fear of falling alive into the hands of the enemy.
After his death the tribe of Judah chose David for their king, and he reigned in Hebron between seven and eight years. At the end of that time he became king over the whole Israel; and, having taken Jerusalem from the Jebusites, who had got possession of it, he made it his capital city, and lived there in a fine palace which he built for himself.
He greatly desired also to build a temple, in which the ark of God might be place, and in which God might be worshiped with more splendor than He had been in the Tabernacle. God was pleased that David desired to do this, but told him that not he, but his son Solomon, who was to succeed him, should build the Temple.
David had many children, and among these his son Absalom was his favorite. He was very beautiful, and not only his father, but all the people of Israel, loved him.
But he was a vain, worthless young man, and caused his father much sorrow by his wicked conduct. He murdered one of his half brothers; and then, when, after long banishment, he was permitted to come again into the king’s presence, he very soon raised a rebellion against him, in order to seize the crown for himself; and such numbers of the people joined with him that David was obliged to make his escape from Jerusalem into the wilderness.
The good king was sorely grieved that his own favorite son should seek his life; but he trusted that God, who had so often delivered him, would do so now. He soon drew round him forces enough to meet those of his rebellious son, and a pitched battle was fought between them in the wood of Ephraim.
The troops of Absalom were defeated with great slaughter; and as he himself was flying from the field of battle, his mule carried him under a large oak-tree; his hair caught in the branches, and the animal, galloping off, left him hanging there.
One of David’s army, who saw this, instead of releasing him, ran and told Joab, David’s chief captain, who, though he had received a strict charge from the king to save the life of his son, hastened to him, and cruelly killed him by thrusting three darts through his very heart.
When word was brought to David that Absalom was slain, he wept and lamented for him, exclaiming, “Oh, my son Absalom, my son! would God I had died for thee!”
In Jesus’s Name
“Call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.” – (Psalm 50:15)
The many statements in God’s word set forth the possibilities and far-reaching nature and effects of prayer.
Yet the range of prayer is as great as trouble, as universal as sorrow and as infinite as grief. And prayer can relieve all these evils that come to God’s people. There is no tear that prayer cannot wipe away. There is no depression of spirit that it cannot elevate. There is no despair that it cannot dispel.
Prayer always brings God to our relief to bless and to aid, and it brings marvelous revelations of his power.