1 Chronicles 1-9 Nobodies, But Important Somebodies

Please read 1 Chronicles 1-9.

This is a book that starts out with the genealogies of the people of Israel. It starts out with Noah, who, with his family, was the only one on the earth after the flood, and goes all the way to Saul. It reads that someone was the son of someone, or that someone was the father of someone.

For most people it is a very dry boring read. Many people even skip over reading it. Reading it is even more difficult, when most people cannot even begin to pronounce even half of the names recorded. Then comes the big question as to why would God want a person to read this long list of people being born? What is the purpose?

Most of the people listed in these chapters are what could be called a “nobody”. They are no one really important and did not do any great earth-shattering thing in their life. This is the only place in the Bible that many of the men named here are named at all. They were just ordinary, simple hard-working men.

The important thing about each of these men is that they were included with the plans of God. Although many of these men did not serve God or honor Him with their lives, God still had them in His plan for the entire world. Although it is not shown here, some of these men were the great ancestors of Jesus. They were somebody important, even though during their time, they were not really anyone important.

How does that affect you today?

If you are like most people, you are not somebody who has a major influence with millions of people around the world. Your sphere of influence is very limited. You may even feel like it is just you and your family.

Regardless of your level of influence according to this world’s standards, you are in God’s hands and His plans. He has a job for you to do. His plan for you is in helping to build the greatest kingdom this world has ever seen–God’s kingdom. This kingdom will last for all eternity, not just a few thousand years at best.

You are somebody important. God sent His son to die for you so that you could be called His son and be a part of His family.

Be encouraged today that you are really someone important. You are important to the One who created everything and holds everything together. You are not just a somebody, but God’s child.

I pray today that you will know what God has done for you; that you will know how much God loves you; that you will know that you are a child of God; that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; and that you will be God’s witness in this world.