King Saul could have brought glory to his tribe

1 Chronicles Bible Background

05.23.2017 – Old Testament: 1Ch 9.35–44

To read the Bible in a year, read First Chronicles 8–10 on May 23, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

The Bible tells us plenty of the ways of King Saul, enough for us to see that he acted disgracefully. Yet, if he had followed the Lord as David later did, Saul would have brought glory to his tribe, the tribe of Benjamin, just like David did to Judah. You see, Saul had a family, and Ezra, the writer of the Books of the Chronicles, shows some of Saul’s family,

Jeiel the father of Gibeon, whose wife’s name was Maacah, dwelt at Gibeon. His firstborn son was Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab, Gedor, Ahio, Zechariah, and Mikloth… (1 Chronicles 9.35–44). 

We look at all those people and say, I cannot pronounce those names, but the Bible reveals that King Saul had a family, and that these were some of his people. Saul’s sins hurt them, for the royal line then shifted to Judah.

Questions:

  • Have you hurt your family name?
  • Has someone in your family hurt the name?

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