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1 Chronicles Chapter 8 (ESV)


29 Jeiel the father of Gibeon lived in Gibeon, and the name of his wife was Maacah. 30 His firstborn son: Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Nadab, 31 Gedor, Ahio, Zecher, 32 and Mikloth (he fathered Shimeah). Now these also lived opposite their kinsmen in Jerusalem, with their kinsmen. 33 Ner was the father of Kish, Kish of Saul, Saul of Jonathan, Malchi-shua, Abinadab and Eshbaal; 34 and the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal; and Merib-baal was the father of Micah. 35 The sons of Micah: Pithon, Melech, Tarea, and Ahaz. 36 Ahaz fathered Jehoaddah, and Jehoaddah fathered Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri. Zimri fathered Moza. 37 Moza fathered Binea; Raphah was his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son. 38 Azel had six sons, and these are their names: Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel. 39 The sons of Eshek his brother: Ulam his firstborn, Jeush the second, and Eliphelet the third. 40 The sons of Ulam were men who were mighty warriors, bowmen, having many sons and grandsons, 150. All these were Benjaminites.



  1. Saul was the first king in Israel but he was double hearted (1 Sam 9-31) but his son Jonathan was the total opposite of him. Jonathan was the legal successor of the throne but he knew that David was chosen by God to be the next king. Not only was he not jealous, but he also helped David escape from Saul when Saul wanted to kill David (1 Sam 14-31).
  2. Reflect what will be you reaction when you see others are pleased and blessed by God.



Pray for those around you who are more gifted, pleased, and blessed by God that they will be used by God. Ask God to examine your heart to see if there is any jealousy and repent if there is. Pray for God’s mercy on your weakness and grant you a selfless heart.



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